The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is accepting applications for the SAE Grant Programs. The application can be found on the www.wisconsinffa.org website and MUST be postmarked by November 15th!
The SAE Grants are available in four different categories: aquaculture, dairy, organic agriculture and start-up. Funds for these grants are given by Foremost Farms USA, Nasco, Organic Valley, Saputo Cheese USA, Sartori Cheese, ST Paper, We Energies, Wisconsin Aquaculture Association, and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
To be eligible for these grants, students must be a current FFA member and in grades 7 – 11 during the 2013-14 school year and complete the current Wisconsin FFA Foundation SAE Grant application. Please encourage your students to apply for this financial support to start and grow their SAE!
The application is available at www.wisconsinffa.org. If you have any further questions, please contact the Wisconsin FFA Foundation at 608-831-5058. All applications MUST BE POSTMARKED by November 15th.
2013 Beginning Sheep Shearing School
The annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013 at the Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling, and equipment care and maintenance. Cost of the school will be $75.00 per participant. All equipment will be furnished. Participants can bring their own shearing equipment if they wish. Registration includes lunch both days. Lodging is not included, but a list of local hotels will be provided. Please contact Todd Taylor (608-846-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and to obtain registration information. The registration deadline is November 15, 2013, and enrollment will be limited to the number of students the space can accommodate. The school is organized by the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Cooperative Extension, University of Wisconsin-Extension; and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative.
The Seniors Only class focuses in September in planning for the future, with a focus on college applications. We were fortunate to have Jen Jones from UW-Green Bay come and speak to our class about how to get accepted to college.
She gave some great tips on how students can show “evidence of success” on their college applications. Jen reminded students that their senior year does matter and universities look for signs that you will graduate from college.
Looking for a way to start or grow your SAE? Check out the SAE grants offered through the FFA organization. Applications are due November 15.