Four Local FFA members receive $1,000 grants from National FFA Foundation


For the Miami Valley Today

CASSTOWN — Four $1,000 grants have been awarded to Miami East-MVCTC FFA members Isaac Beal, Reagan Howell, Abigail Maxson, and Elisabeth Norman by the National FFA Organization. The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete.

All four are members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter. Their applications were selected from applications nationwide. This year 32 different sponsors made 39 different types of SAE Grants available.

An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture-related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion of the grant fiscal year, grant recipients must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

Isaac Beal is the son of John and Melissa Beal. He received a $1,000 grant from Farm Credit. Beal will use the grant funds to purchase goat kidding pens to be used in his operation. The new pens will allow him to expanding his herd.

Reagan Howell is the daughter of Matt and Amanda Howell. She received a $1,000 grant from Amerisource Bergen so that she can build new fence and improve the living conditions for her dairy beef and beef steers.

Abigail Maxson is the daughter of Scott and Katrina Maxson. She received a $1,000 grant from Amerisource Bergen so that she can put electricity in her family’s barn which will lead to proper ventilation for her market hogs.

Elisabeth Norman is the daughter of Neal and Brandy Norman. She received a $1,000 grant from the CHS Foundation. Elisabeth plans to use the funds to purchase a German Shorthaired Pointer female so that she can raise and market AKC registered puppies.

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