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2022 Nebraska FFA Foundation Grants Announced

Thirty-four Nebraska FFA chapters or FFA members were awarded funds through the Nebraska FFA Foundation grant program with $117,400 in grant funding.

This grant program, in its sixth year, supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and individual student entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE). Each year, funds are provided by the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general fund donors. Many other generous supporters partnered this year and are listed below.

“Our Board worked many years to develop sustainable funding to provide this program. The Board knew there were many programs in need of financial support to develop career-ready students in agriculture, and awarding nearly $120,000 with support of many individual and corporate partners will give students in these schools some of the resources necessary to reach their full potential,” said Stacey Agnew, Nebraska FFA Foundation Executive Director.

Many of these grant recipients will be showcased on the Nebraska FFA Foundation website and social media throughout the next couple of years. Applications for the 2023 Nebraska FFA Foundation Grant Program will open in April.

Nebraska FFA Foundation FFA Chapters and Classroom Grant Recipients:

  • Maxwell, New Agricultural Education Program Starter Project
  • Johnson Brock, Upgrades to Maximize Space and Learning
  • Norfolk, Expansion
  • Neligh-Oakdale, Small Engines Class
  • Wayne, Greenhouse and Plant Science CASE
  • Mead, Welding Lab Renovation
  • Scribner-Snyder, Greenhouse
  • Ralston, New Agriculture Program Implementation
  • Weeping Water, New Program Curriculum Supplies

Nebraska FFA Foundation FFA Member SAE Grant Recipients:

  • Nicholas Berger, Berger Pit (Wildlife) - Agriscience Integrated Systems SAE
  • RiLee Schutz, RiLee's Hen House - Poultry SAE
  • Claire Ahrens, Ahrens Farm Raised (AFR) Beef Enterprise - Beef Production SAE
  • Libby Macklin, Libby's Beekeeping Project - Animal Systems Specialty Animal SAE
  • Carson Mau, Prime Lawn Service - Plant Systems Turf Grass Management SAE
  • Alex Morner, Squirrel Chow - Agricultural Sales SAE
  • Ben Meyer, Pheasants and Quail Project - Wildlife Production SAE
  • Jessalinn Dieriex, Himalayan Purebred Rabbit Business - Animal Systems Small Animal SAE

Braden Badertscher “Power Your Potential” Memorial Endowment Grant Recipient:

  • Chase Bartels, John Deere 4010 Restoration - Agricultural Repair and Maintenance SAE

Singer Foundation Grant Recipients:

  • Johnson Brock, Upgrades to Maximize Space and Learning
  • Pleasanton, Greenhouse

Farm Credit Services of America Grant Recipients:

  • Chase County, Ironworker
  • Skye Sock, Teff grass hormone response - Agriscience Research Plant Systems SAE
  • Peyton Norine de Monbrun, AG Literacy - Service Learning SAE

Constellation Grant Recipients:

  • McCool Junction, Porta-Fab45 Ironworker
  • Maxwell, New Agricultural Education Program Starter Project
  • Pleasanton, Greenhouse
  • Logan Feather, Logan's Lawn Care - Landscape Management SAE
  • Cody Andreasen, Cody's Firewood - Forest Management and Products SAE
  • Jalen Daugherty, Metal fabrication - Agricultutal Mechanics and Fabrication SAE
  • Carson Reiman, Reiman Spuds - Vegetable Production SAE
  • Austin Child, Austin's ATV Repair Business (Tools) - Ag Mechanics SAE
  • Abby Kerkman, A.K. Home Decor - Agricultural Sales SAE
  • Bryson Gadeken, Gadeken Performance Horses - Equine Science SAE

Farmers Mutual of Nebraska Grant Recipients:

  • Riverside, Agricultural Education Land Lab
  • Maxwell, New Agricultural Education Program Starter Project

CPI Grant Recipients:

  • McCool Junction, Porta-Fab45 Ironworker
  • Franklin

Farmers Coop Grant Recipients:

  • McCool Junction, Porta-Fab45 Ironworker
  • The Career Academy (TCA) Lincoln, NE, Pollinator Education -- It's The Buzz

CVA Grant Recipient:

  • Scribner-Snyder, Greenhouse