Southern Door, Wis. (January 6, 2021) – Chloe LaCrosse, daughter of Jeremy and Tracy LaCrosse, received a $500 State Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant sponsored by Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. Chloe’s plan is to improve her herds’ genetics through flushing her heifer. She will implant the flushed embryos into recipient cows or heifers in the months of January, June and March so they will calve in a show month March, September or December. In December, LaCrosse received a $1,000 National Supervised Agricultural Experience Grant sponsored by California Certified Organic Farmers. Chloe’s plan with that grant is to purchase a wagyu heifer calf with hopes to one day practice raising wagyu beef organically.
Successful candidates had to complete a five-page application explaining their SAE program, how much funding they needed, the expected use of those funds, and future goals with their SAE, as well as their service in FFA and other school activities. SAE grants are designed to help FFA members create or expand Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture related business, work at an agriculturerelated business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.