Ed. Note: For high-resolution images of Sydney Snider and others elected to serve as National FFA Officers for 2015-16, visit the national officer team webpage.
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015/National FFA Organization) – Inspired by music and the piano since she was 7 years old, Abrah Meyer is no stranger to orchestrating her own future and that of her fellow FFA member when it comes to agriculture.
"Our lives are the most beautiful music pieces waiting to be played, written by the greatest composer we
could ever imagine," she said. "I want to be one of those people who help FFA members realize their musical piece is
special, unique and irreplaceable. I want my heart to pour into the beauty of their music."
Meyer was elected to the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team as central region vice president at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Other members of the team are Taylor McNeel of Arkansas as president, Nick Baker of Tennessee as secretary, Abbey Gretsch of Georgia as southern region vice president, Sydney Snider of Ohio as eastern region vice president and Sarah Draper of Utah as western region vice president.
Originally from Readlyn, Iowa, and an agricultural business major at Iowa State University, Meyer is a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority, National Agri-Marketing Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars the Block and Bridle Club and Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.
Within FFA, she served as the Iowa president, secretary and Northeast Iowa FFA district vice president. While a member of the Wapsie Valley FFA in high school, she served as the chapter president and secretary and also played varsity volleyball, basketball, softball and track. Her supervised agricultural experiences included working as an educational assistant, providing agricultural services at a grocery store and serving as a township cemetery landscaper.
Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as national officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern and western regions of the country.
National officers commit to a year of service with the National FFA Organization. Each travels more than 100,000 national and international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public and more. The team will lead personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.
Upon graduation from college, Meyer plans to work through geo-political issues related to hunger on a global scale and develop a non-profit, student-led organization similar to FFA in South Africa.
"Throughout this year, I hope to challenge members to grow and push themselves and never be satisfied with their performance and service, all while helping them realize they are fearfully and wonderfully made with God-given talents—talents that make them unique and irreplaceable to this organization and world, she said."
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members as part of 7,757 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at
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The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit