COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2013 — Abrea Mizer, Marshall, Mo., has been named the 2013-2014 State FFA President at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention. Mizer is a member of the Marshall FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Jason Price, Callie Dobbins, and Randy Plattner. Her parents are Paul and Brenda Mizer.
Mizer’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of raising Black Angus heifer calves and renting 15 acres for soybean and corn production. Over the course of her SAE she also produced sweet corn and worked at a greenhouse.
Mizer served as chapter president, vice president, and secretary. She served as treasurer of the Area 6 FFA Association.
Mizer’s career development event participation includes creed speaking, Division II public speaking, advanced public speaking, and parliamentary procedure. She has also participated in the Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri Pork Producers fall speaking contests. Mizer has competed at state in meats evaluation, soils, and farm management CDEs.
Mizer represented the Marshall FFA Chapter as a Model of Excellence presenter at the 2012 National FFA Convention. Mizer earned her State FFA Leadership Camp leadership medal and served as camp president. She received second place in diversified horticulture and agricultural education proficiencies at the area level. Mizer has been selected as Chapter Star Farmer and member of the year.
Mizer served as class vice president for two years, an ambassador for the Saline County Career Center, and serves as historian for National Honor Society. She has participated in band, forensics, academic team, tennis, golf, prep club, and the A+ program. She was a member of 4-H for six years and attended Missouri Girls State. Mizer is a member of the St. Peter Youth Group and plays tenor saxophone in the Marshall Municipal Band.
Mizer plans to study agricultural education and science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri. Her goal is to obtain a master’s in educational administration and be actively involved in agriculture through her involvement in the agribusiness and public relations field.
The Missouri FFA has 25,062 members representing 331 chapters. The national organization has more than 550,000 members representing 7,489 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.