SAE Grants Now Available Through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation

MADISON, Wis. [September 9, 2020] – The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has opened the application process for its 2020 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grants. The Foundation’s SAE Grants are available to Wisconsin Association of FFA members in five categories: dairy, grain production, livestock, organic agriculture and start-up.
The SAE Grant Program is open to current FFA members in grades 7 through 11 during the current 2020-21 school year. The application for the SAE Grants can be found at They must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2020 and mailed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation office. 
As one aspect of the three-part agricultural education model, a student’s SAE provides avenues for them to consider multiple career options while developing industry-specific skills and applying their classroom-learned knowledge to a workplace setting. The recipients of the SAE grants are able to begin or expand their individual projects and experiences, truly giving them opportunities that otherwise may not be possible.
“This year especially, SAE grants will remain a critical support structure for many students looking to begin or expand their SAE projects,” says John Hromyak, Wisconsin FFA Foundation executive director. “Through the generosity of our sponsors, we’re able to help bring hands-on agriculture education to our students.”
The 2020 SAE Grants are funded by these generous Wisconsin FFA Foundation donors: Andis Foundation, Bio-Vet Inc., BlueScope Buildings, Dairy Business Association, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association, Foremost Farms USA, Nasco, Paul and Kirsten Gross, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Sartori Company, Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Viroqua Food Co-op, We Energies, and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association.
Questions about the SAE grant applications can be directed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation at or 608-831-5058 x1.
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