Applications are now being accepted for the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s Supervised Agricultural Experience grant program. The application is at wisconsinffa.org and must be mailed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation office, postmarked by Nov. 15.
The foundation’s SAE grants are available to Wisconsin FFA members in five categories this year: aquaculture, dairy, livestock, organic agriculture and start-up. Livestock is a new category, thanks to support from foundation donors. Applicants must be current FFA members in grades 7 through 11 during the 2016-17 school year.
Through this grant option, Wisconsin FFA members can receive financial support for their designated SAE project, which is one part of the triad of the state’s agricultural education program. The SAE program is known for providing hands-on learning for students through the mentorship of industry leaders.
“It’s no secret that learning takes place in and out of the classroom,” says Sara Schoenborn, Wisconsin FFA Foundation executive director. “We are honored to work with donors that support and understand the importance of agricultural education in the field. Students with SAE projects are fortunate to have this opportunity available to them, and we also are excited to see what innovative projects Wisconsin FFA is working on this year."
The 2016 SAE grants are funded by these donors: BlueScope Buildings, Dairy Business Association and Dairy Milk Marketing Cooperative, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association, Foremost Farms USA, Nasco, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Sartori Co., ST Paper, Viroqua Food Co-op, We Energies, Wisconsin Aquaculture Association, and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Questions about the SAE grant applications can be directed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation at [email protected] or 608-831-5058.
Source: Wisconsin FFA Foundation