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Recent CCS graduate Austin Bernhardt raises and shows steers for her SAE project.

Bernhardt raises market beef for SAE

■ Editor’s note: The Imperial Republican is showcasing some of the Imperial FFA members’ supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs).

Recent Chase County Schools graduate Austin Bernhardt has been spending the majority of her time for her supervised agricultural experience in the barn.
For her SAE, Bernhardt purchases a market steer in the fall, raising and working with it until the Chase County Fair.
“The past two years I’ve started showing heifers and I have kept them and raising calves, as well,” Bernhardt said.
During the winter, she takes the steers to shows before she prepares them for the county fair in the summer.
“I really just got the idea for this being my SAE because I started showing when I was around eight years old,” Bernhardt said. “It’s definitely a lot of hard work and dedication but I love doing it.”
Bernhardt was one of six Imperial FFA seniors who met the qualifications to earn the State FFA Degree this year.
She plans to attend Colby Community College in Kansas in the fall and major in dental hygiene.


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