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Mark Poeschl will present valuable insight into the breadth of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program and the impact this indispensable organization has on your business success and growth potential.

Mark Poeschl CEO, Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Mark Poeschl is Chief Executive Officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, responsible for operations and long-term success within agricultural education.

Poeschl started at Ralston Purina in 1983 as manager of Dealer Financial Services. In 1987, he joined Carl S. Akey, Inc. serving as chief financial officer, vice president of operations and chief operating officer. In 2000, Provimi Holding BV, a global animal nutrition company, purchased Akey and named Poeschl CEO, president and general manager of newly formed North American Nutrition. He became group vice president for Provimi and relocated to Europe in 2009.

In 2011, Poeschl became vice president, group director, and stakeholder engagement at Cargill Animal Nutrition with key roles in talent selection, career development and business strategies.

Poeschl was the 1978-1979 Nebraska State FFA President and earned a degree in agriculture from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He and his wife, Nancy, have volunteered at the National FFA Convention & Expo and established a scholarship endowment for FFA members.

They have two sons, Nathan and Christopher. Poeschl enjoys family activities, travel, sports, music, reading and automobiles and he assists with the family farm operation in Nebraska.


Join individuals from all sectors of the agribusiness, food, and ag investing market industries to exchange ideas, grow networks, stay in tune with trends and promote success among regional stakeholders.

Ag Clubs gather quarterly or bi-annually to hear presentations from dynamic and diverse industry speakers on a variety of topics including investments in agriculture, agtech, ag/food M&A, ag commodity supply and demand, production, consumer and processing trends.