OFA FFA member receives grant from Farm Credit

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(Owego, NY) – A $1,000 SAE grant has been awarded to Grayden Stanton, of Owego, by Farm Credit. SAE grants are designed to help FFA members create or expand Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)
projects, a component of the agriculture program that students complete. An SAE requires FFA members to develop and operate an agriculture-related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct agricultural research experience. Upon completion, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

This year, 30 different sponsors funded SAE Grants. A complete list of sponsors can be found on the National FFA Organization website on the SAE Grants webpage.

Grayden is a member of the Owego FFA Chapter. His application was selected from among 1,296 applications nationwide. Grayden’s SAE project focuses on poultry production. He has his own flock of laying hens. He will use these funds to expand his egg production and increase profits.

We are all very thankful for our industry partners, such as Farm Credit, for their generous support of student projects. Without them, students like Grayden may not take that next step to make their budding agricultural business successful.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About National FFA Organization
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations, and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. A separately registered nonprofit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of trustees that includes the national FFA president, educators, business leaders, and individual donors. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.