Oakland FFA Members Receive Grants from RaboAgrifinance and CHS

Dec 14, 2021 at 10:45 am by WGNS

Students (Left to Right) Hannah Harrell and Alvin Brandon

Two students from Oakland High School received $1,000 SAE grants and were among 11 students from Tennessee to receive the grants. Alvin Brandon, senior, and Hannah Harrell, junior, received grants from RaboAgrifinance and CHS, respectively. CHS is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States.

Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grants are designed to help Future Farmers of America (FFA) members create or expand Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, a requirement that all FFA members must complete. 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, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

This year 32 different sponsors made 39 different types of SAE Grants available. A full list of sponsors can be found on the National FFA Organization website on the SAE Grants webpage.

Alvin Brandon and Hannah Harrell are both members of the Oakland FFA Chapter. Their applications were selected from among 1,086 applications nationwide.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

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About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.

 

 

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