Miami East-MVCTC FFA member receives $1,000 grant from National Foundation

A $1,000 grant has been awarded to FFA member Emily Thimmes, of Piqua, OH, by the National FFA Organization. The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), 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 of the grant fiscal year, grant recipients must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

Thimmes is a member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter and was selected from over 1,600 applicants nationwide. Thimmes will use the grant monies to expand her herb and plant greenhouse small business SAE. Thimmes makes and markets her own herb gardens at local farmers markets. The grant money will be used to purchase her own equipment and build a small greenhouse. She also plans to expand the variety of herbs grown in her greenhouse.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

 

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