The National FFA Foundation announced its new chair for the Sponsors’ Board during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo this fall.
Paul Rea, senior vice president, BASF agricultural solutions North America, was named the chair for the upcoming year. Rea, born and raised on a farm in New Zealand, holds a master’s degree from the University of Sydney, graduate school of management, and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The National FFA Sponsors’ Board is made up of individual volunteers who are leaders from business and industry. During their service, sponsors’ board members are integral in helping the National FFA Foundation strengthen and develop corporate partnerships.
In addition to Rea being named the board chair, five other new board members were announced. They include representatives from the Context Network of California, Darling Ingredients, Merck Animal Health, Archer Daniels Midland and Kerry Taste and Nutrition. The members will serve on the board for three years.