Students from Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia and Utah have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team:
• Taylor McNeel of Arkansas, an agricultural business major at Southern Arkansas University, was elected president.
• Nick Baker of Tennessee, an agricultural communications major at the University of Tennessee, will serve as secretary.
• Sydney Snider of Ohio, an agricultural communications major at The Ohio State University, was elected eastern region vice president.
• Abrah Meyer of Iowa, an agricultural business major at Iowa State University, will serve as central region vice president.
• Abbey Gretsch of Georgia, an agricultural communications major at the University of Georgia, was elected southern region vice president.
• Sarah Draper of Utah, an agricultural education major at Utah State University, will serve as western region vice president.
The new team was elected Saturday, Oct. 31, at Freedom Hall during the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as National FFA 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 to 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 conferences for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.