The National FFA Foundation appointed Eric Spell, president of AgCareers.com, to its 2013 Sponsors’ Board.
Sponsors’ Board members were introduced at the National FFA Convention and Expo held October 24-27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sponsors’ board membership is selected by the FFA Foundation’s executive council with a geographical and industry mix of top corporate executives. Board members serve one year terms beginning in October of each year. They may extend their term for up to three years. During their year of service, board members seek to strengthen existing relationships and develop new partnerships between sponsors and FFA. The FFA organization works throughout the nation to develop character and leadership skills in young people and prepare them for successful careers.
“AgCareers.com is dedicated to connecting top talent and employers in the agricultural industry,” shared Spell. “Creating a strong pipeline of talent is essential, and I’m excited to be part of this process with the Sponsors’ Board,” added Spell.
Spell has more than 20 years of experience in agribusiness leadership and strategic recruitment. Growing up on a row crop farm in eastern North Carolina, his passion for agriculture flourished and has continued to grow throughout his professional ventures.
Spell’s extensive background in training, recruiting and consulting have helped him to build and lead AgCareers.com, an online career site and human resource service provider for agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University’s College of Management. Spell lives with his family in Clinton, North Carolina.
The AgCareers.com vision is to be the leading supplier of human resource services to the agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology industries. The company strives to improve the industries by connecting job seekers and employers with a targeted, online tool that is economical and produces results. With presence in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, AgCareers.com has more than 7 million job views a year. Employers post more than 3,800 jobs and receive nearly 10,000 applications through the site monthly. Beyond the job board, AgCareers.com offers human resource professionals a suite of products which includes the Compensation Benchmark Review, Agribusiness HR Review™, Ag HR Roundtable™, and much more. For more information, visit www.agcareers.com.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit www.FFA.org.