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Grants Help FFA Kids Raise Livestock
Nov 06, 2009
By Sara Brown
Recognizing the importance of livestock projects in FFA programs, Novartis is one of several companies offering FFA students a way to improve their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) projects.
SAE grants of $1000 are available in each of the four areas of beef production, dairy production, swine production and vet medicine. Two FFA members will be awarded $1000 in each category. This program is designed to help students who may not have the financial resources to begin a livestock project.
The deadline to enter is Nov. 15. Students can go to www.ffa.org/sae
for more information and to apply.
FFA members will need their FFA advisor’s help in completing the financial need in Section VI of the application.
Other grants and information about different SAE programs are also at the site.
The SAE Grants are sponsored in part by Chore-Time Brock, Crop Production Services, Merial Select, Novartis Animal Health, Organic Valley/Organic Pride, Tointon Family Foundation and Triscuit as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.