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Hannibal student wins FFA Grant

Hannibal senior Emma Fountain was given the grant.
Hannibal senior Emma Fountain was given the grant.(WGEM)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 8:19 PM CST
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HANNIBAL (WGEM) - One Hannibal student just got national recognition for her efforts through the FFA program.

Senior Emma Fountain was awarded a $1,000 poultry production SAE grant, sponsored by Chore Time Brock Inc.

SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) grants are designed to help FFA members, around the country, create projects to help an ag-related business or undergo an ag-related research experience.

Fountain’s application was selected from over 1,000 applications nationwide.

Fountain said she was honored to be Hannibal’s first ever SAE grant recipient, and that she was going to put the money to good use.

“With winter time approaching, this is one of our harder times as poultry producers, so this grant, primarily for this winter, is going to go toward insulation, high protein feed, just stuff to keep my birds happy and healthy,” Fountain said.

Hannibal Ag instructor Sabrina Mahaney said she was incredibly proud of Fountain for such an achievement.

“It’s a very, very prestigious thing to get into, so we’re very proud of Emma for getting it because, not a lot of schools do it. It’s actually our first one that we’ve ever gotten here at Hannibal, our first SAE grant. So we’re very proud of her. There were other students that applied from our school and she was the only one that got it,” Mahaney said.

You can find out more about SAE grants here.

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