The Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization has chosen an agricultural education leader from North Carolina as its new chief operating officer.
Joshua Bledsoe was named Friday to the post. He'll manage major FFA operations and oversee implementation of the 557,318-member FFA's strategic plan.
The Raleigh, N.C., resident and his family will move to Indianapolis to begin his new role Feb. 18.
Bledsoe has previously served as the state agricultural education leader and state FFA advisor for North Carolina. He has 15 years of leadership and management experience within agricultural education.
National FFA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Dwight Armstrong says Bledsoe has "a wealth of knowledge, relationships and passion for FFA and agricultural education."
The National FFA has 7,498 local FFA chapters in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of central Indiana until 7a.m. Monday.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
Christmas is just over two weeks away, but it came early for some very special kids in Hancock County.