Ruth Ann Myers
Eastern Region Vice President
Birthdate: Dec. 20, 1994
Hometown and State: Harrodsburg, Ky.
Parents: Joe and Tony Myers
Siblings: Colby Myers
Chapter: Boyle County FFA Chapter
Enterprise: Swine (entrepreneurship) and Agricultural Education
State Office: Vice president 2013-14
Major: Agriculture education
School: University of Kentucky
College Activities: Member of Delta Delta Delta; College of Ag Student Council Vice President and Ambassador
Future Career Goal: To be an agricultural education in an urban middle school.
As a child, Ruth Ann remembers spending the day with her babysitter, Andy, witnessing his selfless love.
"Andy took the time to acknowledge what I enjoyed doing and he put my wants before his always," she said. "He loved every part of who I was and made sure I knew this through his every day actions."
Myers is looking forward to showcasing such love and compassion to FFA members and supporters during her year of service. "Although some may say this is not a textbook accomplishment because it is not tangible, I whole-heartedly believe that the most influential achievements are those that take place in one's heart," Myers said.
"I am seeking to be a mentor, educator and leader of agriculture students nationwide through service," she said.
Myers was elected to the 2014-15 National FFA Officer team as the Eastern Region vice president at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Originally from Harrodsburg, Ky., and an agricultural education major at the University of Kentucky, Myers is a member of the College of Agriculture Student Council, Block and Bridle and a College of Agriculture Ambassador. She also volunteers for several cancer research fundraisers.
Within FFA, she was the Kentucky FFA vice president, Bluegrass Region vice president, chapter president and reporter. She received the Kentucky FFA Association Outstanding Leadership Award, Boyle County FFA Outstanding Officer Award and Star Greenhand award, among other recognitions. Her supervised agricultural experience included swine entrepreneurship and agricultural education. As a student at Boyle County High School, she was active in Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pep Club, National Honor Society, class vice president and participated in multiple sports.
Upon graduation from the University of Kentucky, Myers hopes to continue serving students and be an active role model in an agricultural education classroom.