01-19-18 Colorado FFA Foundation celebrates FFA Day at the Stock Show by giving out over $90,000 in grant funds.

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Colorado FFA Foundation celebrates FFA Day at the Stock Show by giving out over $90,000 in grant funds

DENVER— 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.

Chapter Improvement program—participating programs use grant funds to purchase equipment, supplies, or curriculum that will benefit the total agricultural education program and help students prepare for a career in agriculture.

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

Heifer Wrangle Program Recipients

Recipient First Name

Recipient Last Name

FFA Chapter Name

Sponsor

Sponsor Name

Brice

Cochran

Montrose

Bridget Thorn

Bridget Thorn

Garrett

Johnston

Briggsdale FFA

Bank of Colorado

Clayt Cooper

McKenzie

Kiniston

McClave

Boettcher Foundation

Leslie Baldwin

Kaysa

Kurtz

Rocky Ford

Colorado Springs Elks

Dr. Ray Ross

Kari

Mosier

Lamar

Golden Elks

Jeannette Rogers

Kari

Mosier

Lamar

Colorado Elks

Tom McKibbon

Kari

Mosier

Lamar

Colorado Elks

Kathleen Larsen

Kendal

Powell

Bennett

Colorado Springs Elks

Dr. Ray Ross

Conner

Price

Deer Trail

Wes Sargent

Wes Sargent

Sydni

Saunders

Montrose

Denver Ag and Livestock Club

Ben Duke

Sydni

Saunders

Montrose

American AgCredit

Steve Sterkel

Grady

Simpson

Hotchkiss

Colorado Elks

Kenney Burns

Megan

Wait

Kim

Colorado Farm Bureau

Tony Hass

Finn

Warner

Branson

Dale McCall

Dale McCall

SAE Breeding Animal Program Recipients

Recipient First Name

Recipient Last Name

FFA Chapter Name

Sponsor

Sponsor Name

Kane

Absmeier

Alamosa

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Sidney

Aldretti

Bennett

Stacy Kourlis Guillon

Stacy Kourlis Guillon

Lauren

Bergner

Holyoke

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Colbi

Braslin

Delta

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Colbi

Braslin

Delta

Bennett FFA

Rick Jacoby

Bryton

Burkhart

Sargent

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Brooke

Carlson

Thompson

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Ainsley

Delmore

Poudre

Joe Blake

Joe Blake

Mariah

Freyta

Crowley County

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Kourtney

Gallatin

Poudre

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Hagen

Gardner

Poudre

Richard and Jane Allman

Richard and Jane Allman

Colby

Harris

Sangre de Cristo

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Alex

Hishinuma

Wiggins

Tom Lipetzky

Tom Lipetzky

Andrea

Kuntz

Lone Star

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Sarah

Lynnes

Bennett

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Bodey

MacIsaac

Lonestar

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Zelda

Manney

Bennett

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Ben Rainbolt

Raelynn

Marshall

Poudre

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Kaley

Pieper

Fowler

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Kendal

Powell

Bennett

Ed Cordes

Ed Cordes

Gabriel

Proctor

Fowler

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Katie

Roesch

McClave

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Madalyn

Rohr

Douglas County

Shawn Martini

Shawn Martini

Lloyd

Rudnik

Arickaree

Mark and Kellie Enns

Mark and Kellie Enns

Nate

Samora

Arickaree

Don Rutledge

Don Rutledge

Jonah

Schofield

Eads

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Shelby

Sinclair

Poudre

Animal Health International

Erica Osborn

Xander

Speicher

Holyoke

Bonnie Sowder

Bonnie Sowder

Codi

Steely

Poudre

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Ben Rainbolt

Satin

Wilcox

Poudre

Front Range YF

Naomi Berg

Ashley

Yanez

Plateau Valley

Jenna Keller

Jenna Keller

 

Innovation Agricultural Experience Recipients

Recipient First Name

Recipient Last Name

FFA Chapter Name

Sponsor

Sponsor Name

Lauren

Averill

Douglas County

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

Madison

Berg

Crowley County

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

Fazeel

Bhatti

Estes Park

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

Will

Gabriel

Nucla

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

Cassadee

Jaksch

Douglas County

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

Olivia

Thorn

Platte Valley

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

School Based Agricultural Experience Program Recipients – Funded by Dean Singleton, Anschutz Family Foundation and Adolph Coors Foundation

FFA Chapter

Advisor First Name

Advisor Last Name

Sponsor

Sponsor Name

Poudre

Mackenzie

Crooks

Dean Singleton

Dean Singleton

Otis

Mollie

Dreitz

Dean Singleton

Dean Singleton

Bennett

Brittany

Hudson

Anschutz Family Foundation

Abel Wurmnest

Bennett

Rick

Jacoby

Anschutz Family Foundation

Abel Wurmnest

Douglas County

Amy

McWhorter

Dean Singleton

Dean Singleton

Wiley

Samantha

Reese

Adolph Coors Foundation

Rachel Rivest

Kim

Sydney

Wilkinson

Dean Singleton

Dean Singleton

Chapter Improvement Recipients

Recipient First Name

Recipient Last Name

FFA Chapter Name

Sponsor

Sponsor Name

Richard

Gekeler

Kit Carson

COFFAFDN

Don Thorn

Tim

Provost

Crowley County

COFFAFDN

Don Thorn

Saralynn

Vetter

Lone Star

COFFAFDN

Don Thorn

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 112 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.