Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for SAE grants

MADISON, Wis. [October 15, 2015] – The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is seeking applicants for its 2015 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program. The application can be found at www.wisconsinffa.org/programs and must be postmarked by November 16, 2015, and mailed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation office.  
Students can apply for SAE grants in four different categories: aquaculture, dairy, organic agriculture and start-up. Applicants must be a current FFA member in grades 7 through 11 during the current, 2015-16 school year. The SAE grant program provides FFA members the ability to garner financial support for their SAE, a component of the three-part agricultural education model. SAEs allow students to apply their classroom-learned skills to a hands-on agricultural project.
“SAE grants have been a long-standing tradition at the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and one that students greatly appreciate,” says Sara Schoenborn, Wisconsin FFA Foundation Executive Director. “Our SAE grant sponsors understand the importance of helping FFA members gain real-world experience, as well as the long-term impact it has on the agricultural industry by training the state’s future agricultural leaders.”

Funding for the 2015 SAE grants is provided by Foremost Farms USA, Nasco, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Saputo Cheese USA, Sartori Company, ST Paper, Viroqua Food Co-op, We Energies, Wisconsin Aquaculture Association and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Questions about the SAE grant applications can be directed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation at info@wisconsinffafoundation.org or 608-831-5058.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.