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Farm Credit awards $51,000 in grants to 51 FFA members


The National FFA Organization provides opportunities for its members to learn in man different ways. To help FFA members on their learning journey, Farm Credit recently awarded $51,000 in grants to 51 FFA members across the country, as well as $51,000 in grants to the winners’ respective FFA chapters.  

Nearly 6,000 students nationwide competed for the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grants. These grants help FFA members create or expand their SAE projects, leverage classroom learning, and gain hands-on experience in the agriculture industry. The SAE program involves practical agricultural activities performed by students outside of scheduled classroom and laboratory time.

“Farm Credit is committed to the next generation of agriculture, and we’re proud to partner with FFA to sponsor these SAE grants,” said Farm Credit Council President and CEO, Todd Van Hoose. 

The SAE grant winners: 

  • Camden Adair, Alabama
  • Annabelle Williams, Arizona
  • Alyssa Fiorentino, Arkansas
  • Sarah Zavala, California
  • Lillian Jardon, Colorado
  • Amy Wiknik, Connecticut
  • Nathaniel Lazama, Florida
  • Rayleigh Carter, Florida
  • Kylee Jones, Georgia
  • Jonah Evlidge, Illinois
  • Noah Collier, Indiana
  • Shane Haage, Iowa
  • Brody Buchanan, Kansas
  • Kiersten Morgan, Kansas
  • Anistyn Kenely, Kentucky
  • Katherine Stephens, Maryland
  • Tate Ondrik, Maryland
  • Nicholas Riolo, Massachusetts
  • Ben Kelenske, Michigan
  • Kennedy Prins, Michigan
  • Grace Bayerl, Minnesota 
  • Hunter Arnett, Missouri
  • Kylie Kliethermes, Missouri
  • Payton Lemoine, Mississippi
  • Kyleigh Redner, Montana
  • Quinlan Turner, Montana
  • Morgan Sybrant, Nebraska
  • Rosemary Gallegos, New Mexico
  • Ethan Hill, New York
  • Savannah Traverse, New York
  • Caden Robinette, North Carolina
  • Jacob Kramer, North Dakota
  • Kelsey Vandeberghe, North Dakota
  • Isaac Beal, Ohio
  • Katie Maier, Ohio
  • Lauren Crosthwait, Oklahoma
  • Zane Clark, Oklahoma
  • Cassidy Ritter, Oregon
  • Natasha Maddox, Pennsylvania
  • Gavin Powers, South Carolina
  • Bailey Fairbanks, South Dakota
  • Noah Felderman, South Dakota
  • Elijah Case, Tennessee
  • Neely Miller, Texas
  • Shanyse Anderson, Utah
  • Karley Sonifrank, Virginia
  • Gavin Hakey, Vermont
  • Paige Perkins, Washington
  • Brendan Jentz, Wisconsin
  • Megan Mosgaller, Wisconsin
  • Wyatt Nebeker, Wyoming

“In the past 4-years, Farm Credit made 320,000 loans to beginning farmers for $76 billion. Beyond just lending, Farm Credit supports educational opportunities for young people interested in a future in agriculture. Our partnership with FFA provides real-world experience to students, helping them understand the challenges and opportunities of farming and ranching. We congratulate these students and look forward to supporting them in the future,” Van Hoose said.  

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