MD FFA- Be Fearless!

Maryland FFA Executive Team

Terrie ShankTerrie Shank

Executive Director

As the Assistant Director of High School and Post Secondary Education, Terrie serves as the Executive Director to the Maryland FFA Association. Before joining MAEF and the Maryland FFA, Terrie was an agriculture teacher for 32 years in Washington County, most recently at Clear Spring High School. Her views of building agriculture programs, developing student leadership opportunities, and providing teacher training and support directly link to the three component model of agriculture education. Terrie has received multiple awards from the public school system, Maryland Agriculture Teachers Association, and National FFA Association. She is a graduate of LEAD Maryland Class VII. In her spare time, Terrie likes to travel and help in the operation of her family dairy farm, Palmyra Farm, LLC, in Washington County.


Naomi Knight

Program Coordinator

As Program Coordinator, Naomi works closely with the MD FFA Executive Director to develop and implement the career and leadership development programs of the Maryland FFA Association. Naomi recently retired from being an agriculture teacher of 32 years, 30 in Harford County and her first 2 years in Frederick County. Major recognitions of her work include: Outstanding Teacher Award, Region 6 of the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE), Finalist in the National FFA Agrscience Teacher of the Year Program, and has earned both the American FFA Degree and the Honorary American FFA Degree. Naomi has devoted her life's work in agriculture, growing up on her dad's dairy farm and marrying a dairy farmer.


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Maryland FFA Association
200 West Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201

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