Pleasant Hill STEM teacher named to national FFA board

Matthew Eddy, a teacher at Southeast Polk Community Schools, recently was named to the National FFA board of directors. Eddy is a CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) Certified Master Teacher and holds certification in agriculture, food and natural resources, animal science, plant science and biotechnology. He authored the governor’s STEM Scale-Up Program grants, securing more than $2.5 million for Iowa agriculture programs to participate in adopting the CASE model since 2012. The Southeast Polk FFA chapter is one of Iowa’s largest and each year hosts the Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fair.

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