01-23-17 Colorado FFA Foundation celebrates FFA Day at the Stock Show by giving out over $61,000 in grant funds

Colorado FFA Foundation celebrates FFA Day at the Stock Show by giving out over $61,000 in grant funds

Colorado FFA Foundation LogoDENVER— The Colorado FFA Foundation presented FFA members and FFA Chapters from all across Colorado with grant funds to assist FFA members and chapters improve agricultural experiences in their local communities.  Students and chapters were presented grant funds for four different programs that the FFA Foundation and the Colorado FFA Association host each year.

Those programs are:

Heifer Wrangle—participants use grant funds to purchase a heifer and throughout the course of the expereince learn all aspects of the beef industry.

Breeding Animal program –particpants use  grant funds to purchase any type of breeding animal.  They learn how to care for the animal(s) and experience the life cycle of animals.

Innovation Agricultural Experience program—participants use grant funds to develop any type of agriculture entrepreneurship experience with an emphasis on innovation.  Students are paired with an industry mentor and communicate quarterly.

School based Agricultural Experience Program—participating schools use grant funds to establish or enhnace school based expereinces so that all students in the chapter can participate and learn business operations skills.

All programs were made possible through generous donations of Foundations, companies, organizations and individuals that value and support youth in agriculture.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division within the Colorado Community College System. The Colorado FFA Association currently has enrollment of over 6,200 members and 110 chapters. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about Colorado FFA, visit www.coloradoffa.org or www.coloradoffafoundation.org.

Complete list of donors and participants to follow

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Heifer wrangle program

First Name Last Name Chapter Name Sponsor Sponsor name
Riley Roper Gunnison Colorado Elks Association Kenney Burns
Nathan Cochran Montrose Boettcher Foundation Leslie Baldwin
Mylee Pyatt McClave Colorado Springs Elks Dr. Ray Ross
Andrew Littlefield New Raymer Bank of Colorado Clayt Cooper
Hailey Davidson Las Animas Colorado Farm Bureau Tony Hass
Garrett Horning Sangre de Cristo Denver Ag and Livestock Club Ben Duke
Garrett Horning Sangre de Cristo American AgCredit Steve Sterkel

 

 

 

SAE Breeding Animal Program

 

       
         

 

First Name Last Name Chapter Name Sponsor Sponsor name
Skylar Tempel St. Vrain Valley Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Andrew Littlefield New Raymer Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Mavric Leighty McClave Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Kaylee Camblin Holyoke Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Wyatt Lockood Lone Star Bennett FFA Chapter Rick Jacoby
Sheldon Risner Wiggins Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Ben Rainbolt
Erica Anderson Delta Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Brannon Harris Crowley County Animal Health International Jared Breinig
David Medina Rocky Ford Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Madison Sneddon Weldon Valley Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association Mary Lou Chapman
Jace Cox Rocky Ford Animal Health International Jared Breinig
Jared Sinclair Sangre de Cristo Animal Health International Jared Breinig

 

 

       
Innovation Agricultural Experience Program—funded by the Anschutz Family Foundation and The Dean Singleton Legacy Grant from the Denver Post Community Foundation.

 

 

       
Lane Walter Crowley County  
Sara Brunelli Alamosa  
Heath Rasmussen Estes Park  
Kolby Midcap Wray  
Mackenzie Matarozzo Plateau Valley Chapter  
Jacob karle Crowley County  
Brannon Harris Crowley County  
Brett Geringer Crowley County  
Fazeel Bhatti Estes Park  
Lacey Niccoli Arickaree  
Jacub steckline Estes Park  
         
         
School based Agricultural Experience Program—funded by The Dean Singleton Legacy Grant from the Denver Post Community Foundation

 

Participating chapters are:  Pueblo County, Las Animas, Thompson, Manzanola, Bennett, Kim, Green Mountain, Wiley, and Limon.