SAE Grant Press Release

Olivia Massman

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Local FFA Member Receives Grant from Agricultural Experience Tracker “AET” .

A $1,000 Livestock SAE grant has been awarded to Olivia Massman of Ossian, IA by Agriculture Experience Tracker.

The SAE grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their supervised agricultural experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

Massman is a member and chapter secretary of the South Winneshiek FFA Chapter and was selected from over 3,000 applicants nationwide.

Quote from Massman’s Advisor, Melissa Hageman “Olivia is an outgoing and hard-working student she is among eight South Winn Students who applied for this grant. Olivia has excelled in her SAE as she has competed in the areas of Diversified Livestock and advanced to state in her respective area.” “100% of South Winneshiek FFA members have SAE’s. There are many financial rewards in FFA for those who keep accurate and efficient records.”

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,404 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 345,812 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,404 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 345,812 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit


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