Susan C. Meyer
Susan Meyer grew up on a diversified farm in Wyoming County. She was always interested in what was going on in the barn, fields and woods. Her first solo job was to mow the lawn with the riding mower. After that, Susan wanted to know what and how everyone else’s jobs worked, this is the era of changing many operations to more mechanization. As her brothers bought additional land, she found that she enjoyed taking on more responsibilities with packing and shipping equipment.
Upon graduating high school, she followed the family tradition of going to SUNY Alfred State College, where she received her degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting. Susan furthered her education at Ohio State University, receiving a degree in Agriculture. Her college courses included classes such as graduate-level Finance courses, Ag Engineering, Agronomy, and Farm Appraisal courses. Susan worked at USDA FMHA as a loan officer, and she was one of six women USDA loan officers in the United States and one of three hired in NYS at that time. During her 37-year career with USDA, she worked with most types of loans that USDA delivered in Rural America. Early mentors at USDA FMHA had encouraged her to become active in the Loan Officials Association. In doing so, she could actively work to streamline loan processes, as well as grow leadership skills. Susan was elected to the National Loan Officers Association’s Board, as one of the two first women directors.
Volunteering for various community, church and agricultural organizations over the years has been a steady trend in Susan’s life, along with serving on a number of company boards. Susan is a member of St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs and President of the Warsaw Garden Club. She currently serves at Oak Orchard Community Health Center on the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Committee and Finance Committee.