FFA students receive grants from Nebraska Farm Bureau
Two Imperial FFA members were recently named two of four 4-H and FFA members who received grant money.
The grant money, provided by Nebraska Farm Bureau, will give $1,000 to Morayah Cupp and Lindsey Mendenhall to be used to either begin or expand their 4-H project or FFA Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) project.
“We are proud of the entrepreneurial spirt our student members embrace and are very impressed by the passion they have for each of their projects,” said Audrey Schipporeit, director of generational engagement.
“We hope these funds will help them achieve their goals and look forward to watching them continue to bring new ideas and ventures in their communities for years to come.”
These grants are awarded to Nebraska Farm Bureau student members each year. If selected, the student must share how they have used the grant towards starting or growing their 4-H or SAE projects. Winners were selected by a Farm Bureau committee.
Cupp and Mendenhall are both members of Chase County Farm Bureau.
In Cupp’s SAE project, she rents out mobile chicken coops to families in her community. She currently has six mobile coops with a goal to expand to 10 coops by the end of November.
For Mendenhall’s SAE project, she raises and sells American Kennel Club (AKC) registered golden retrievers. As a 4-H participant, she showed dogs for obedience and showmanship and her dog has passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation.
She plans to use the grant money to buy a Cumberland building, dog food and pay for vet expenses in the future.