12-17-18 Colorado FFA Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Colorado FFA Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Approximately $105K to be awarded to 77 CO FFA Members

Greeley— The Colorado FFA Foundation announced the recipients of it’s annual grant program. FFA members and FFA Chapters from all across Colorado will receive grant funds to assist FFA members and chapters improve agricultural experiences in their local communities.  Students and chapters can receive grant funds in three 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.
  • Supervised Agricultural Experiences—participants use grant funds to develop any type of agriculture entrepreneurship experience that allows the students to connect to a segment of agriculture that interests them and relates to a career objective.
  • School based Agricultural Experience Program/Chapter Improvement—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 and/or acquire equipment that will enhance learning for the students.

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 7,000 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.

LISTEN TO THE BARN’s EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CO FFA FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DON THORN ABOUT THE CO FFA’S ANNUAL GRANT PROGRAM & MORE…

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Complete list of donors and participants to follow:

Heifer Wrangle Program Recipients

Funded by:

First Last Grant Program ChapterName Advisor First Advisor Last
Shaylee Owen Heifer Wrangle Bayfield Kevin Schlabach
Isaac Provost Heifer Wrangle Branson Maral Howell
Camren Howell Heifer Wrangle Hoehne Jessie Price
Skyler Vice Heifer Wrangle Limon Emily Rudder
Cassidy Jagers Heifer Wrangle McClave Lance Jagers
Tyler Reed Heifer Wrangle Montrose Brett Saunders
Olivia Thorn Heifer Wrangle Platte Valley Desirae Weber

 

This program funded by:

Bank of Colorado
Colorado Elks
Colorado Farm Bureau
Colorado Elks &

Jeannette & Wayne Rogers &

Kathleen and Jim Larsen

Denver Ag & Livestock Club &
American AgCredit

Dr. Ray Ross

Boettcher Foundation

 

SAE Breeding Animal Program Recipients:

First Last Grant Program ChapterName Advisor First Advisor Last
Shaylee Owen SAE Bayfield Kevin Schlabach
Sarah Lynnes SAE Bennett Rick Jacoby
Sara Townsend SAE Bennett Rick Jacoby
Ingrid Hofmeister SAE Branson Maral Howell
Finn Warner SAE Branson Maral Howell
Morgan McReynolds SAE Cheraw Tim Provost
Ainsley Fischer SAE Douglas County Amy McWhorter
Garrett Northrup SAE Douglas County Amy McWhorter
Madalyn Rohr SAE Douglas County Amy McWhorter
Madalyn Rohr SAE Douglas County Amy McWhorter
Ethan Summervill SAE Douglas County Amy McWhorter
Gavin Warren SAE Douglas County Amy McWhorter
Jonah Schofield SAE Eads Lindsey Todd
Kylie Kayser SAE Eaton Heidi Lanning
Libby Schelich SAE Eaton Heidi Lanning
Jayden Osborne SAE Fowler Brenten Ormiston
Kaley Pieper SAE Fowler Brenten Ormiston
MaKenzie Yule SAE Greeley Kelly Longacre
Brooklyn Plumb SAE Haxtun Jeff Plumb
Samuel Scanga SAE Highland Jarrod Bessire
Ian Scanga SAE Highland Jarrod Bessire
Josiah Files SAE Holly Rheanna Melcher
Korbyne Wilber SAE Julesburg Rustie Robison
Brett Mayhan SAE Kit Carson Richard Gekeler
Kari Mosier SAE Lamar Andrew Williams
Colten Daigle SAE Lone Star SaraLynn Vetter
Andrea Kuntz SAE Lone Star SaraLynn Vetter
Idhaly Martinez SAE Lone Star SaraLynn Vetter
Maggie Chase SAE McClave Lance Jagers
Rylan Herrera SAE McClave Lance Jagers
Cassidy Jagers SAE McClave Lance Jagers
Katie Roesch SAE McClave Lance Jagers
Jilly Bumguardner SAE Meeker Denee Chintala
Derek Nielsen SAE Meeker Denee Chintala
Kassie Yeager SAE Montrose Brett Saunders
Andrew Littlefield SAE New Raymer Brooke Miller
David Speicher SAE New Raymer Brooke Miller
Jacob Gordon SAE Norwood Catherine Kolbet
John Nichols SAE Plateau Valley Ruth Shepardson
Clayton Shepardson SAE Plateau Valley Ruth Shepardson
Jack Shepardson SAE Plateau Valley Ruth Shepardson
Abigail Aguayo SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Michael Archambault SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Kendall Beaman SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Coy Shoemaker SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Olivia Thorn SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Jaymie White SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Brock White SAE Platte Valley Desirae Weber
Avery Chadwick SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Ainsley Delmore SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Sage Harrison SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Casey Kraft SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Elisabeth Larkin SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Tannon Moreshead SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Shelby Sinclair SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Sidney Starzel SAE Poudre Sadie Nelson
Hannah Walsh SAE Pueblo County Troy Mayfield
Kaysa Kurtz SAE Rocky Ford Eric Van Dyk
Elizabeth Jones SAE Weldon Valley Cara Heid
Makenna Sneddon SAE Weldon Valley Cara Heid
Gracean Hoesli SAE West Grand Samantha Brewington
Lucy Day SAE Yuma Lee Vetter

 

SAE Grant program donors

Cleon Kimberling
Tom Lipetzky
Ed Cordes
Wes Sargent
Don Rutledge Family
Dale McCall
Bonnie Sowder
Joe Blake
Pat Grant
Jenna Keller
Dr. Ray Ross
Dave Wagley
Eric and Jennifer Ostenson

 

Where Food Comes From Inc.
Zoetis
Animal Health International
Morgan Community College
AgProfessionals
Mountain Vet Supply
 

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Bennett FFA Chapter
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Sorority
Dean Singleton Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
City of Greeley Water Dept.
Hummel Family Foundation

 

School based SAE Innovation grant program

First Last Grant Program Advisor First Advisor Last
Arickaree FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Beth Ray
Calhan FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Heidi Sellers
Douglas County FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Amy McWhorter
Greeley West FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Kelly Longacre Samantha Maxwell
Holyoke FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Shauna Strecker
Kim FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Sydney Wilkinson
Lone Star FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Saralynn Vetter
Platte Valley FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Jimmy Lotspeich Desirae Weber
Wiley FFA Chapter School Based SAE/Innovation Samantha Reese

 

This program funded by the following donors:

Animal Health International

Colorado Corn

Colorado FFA Foundation

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Pioneer Seed/Corteva

Zoetis

Written & Submitted to the BARN by:

Don Thorn, CO FFA Foundation Executive Director

719-940-3321

dthorn@coloradoffafoundation.org