Agriculture education students who are looking for funding to help boost their
Supervised Agricultural Experience programs can apply for grants from the
Wisconsin FFA Foundation. Director Sara Schoenborn says applications are now
available for students to apply for a $500 grant to develop a project that will
allow them to learn new skills and develop a successful enterprise.
these middle school and high school FFA members, $500 is a significant amount of
capital that can really jump-start their SAE or take an existing SAE to the next
level,” Schoenborn says. “A lot of members wouldn’t have access to this capital
without these grants that we provide in partnership with many donors. It’s truly
a life-changing program.”
SAE is the experiential learning aspect of the
three-part model of agriculture education. This component is where students
apply their knowledge and skills to a hands-on project related to an area of
agriculture. It can be entrepreneurial where the student has ownership, or it
can be a placement project in which the student works for another
To be eligible for the grants, students must be a current FFA
member between the grades of 7-11 during the current school year.
year, students earned thousands of dollars in funding through the special grant
Applications can be found on the Wisconsin FFA Foundation
website and must be postmarked by November 15.
For more information, call
608-831-5058 or go to: http://www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.