Ryan Inman directs FFA programming for 220 chapters representing more than 30,000 members statewide. Inman previously served with the Tennessee Department of Education as the Tennessee FFA Executive Secretary where he implemented statewide events such as State Convention and Tennessee State Fair competitions.
Prior to joining state service, Inman was an agricultural teacher and FFA Advisor for 11 years, serving at South Gibson County High School, Dyersburg High School, and Henry County High School. Under his leadership, the FFA chapters experienced exponential growth and his programs achieved numerous national and state honors and recognitions including five National Chapter Award Three Star Ratings and three National Chapter Award Two Star Ratings. In addition to outstanding chapter and team awards, many of Inman’s students were selected as regional and state officers, and even more earned proficiency honors and state degrees.
During his tenure as an educator, Inman was honored with awards from the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the Tennessee Association of Agricultural Educators, awarded the West Tennessee Outstanding Teacher and twice recognized as Tennessee’s Agricultural Education Outstanding Teacher.