Salem Hills High School FFA mem­ber re­ceives grant

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Josh Evans

Isaac Evans, a mem­ber of the Salem Hills High School FFA Chap­ter, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from The Agri­cul­tural Ex­pe­ri­ence Tracker in or­der to en­hance his Su­per­vised Agri­cul­tural Ex­pe­ri­ence, a re­quire­ment that all FFA mem­bers must com­plete. An SAE re­quires FFA mem­bers to cre­ate and op­er­ate an agri­cul­tural-re­lated busi­ness, work at an agri­cul­tural-re­lated busi­ness, or con­duct an agri­cul­tural re­search ex­pe­ri­ence. Isaac was se­lected from hun­dreds of ap­pli­cants na­tion­wide. AET is also pleased to award the Salem Hills FFA an ad­di­tional $1,000 to help pro­mote the ben­e­fits of an SAE to its mem­bers.

Isaac has cho­sen to raise and sell game birds for his SAE. His main fo­cus is on pheas­ants. He will use the grant funds to buy eggs, day-old birds, in­cu­ba­tion equip­ment and au­to­matic feed­ers, as well as grain and min­eral sup­ple­ment. He will also be spend­ing time this spring con­struct­ing a flight pen for the birds. He plans on sell­ing the birds to lo­cal com­mer­cial bird hunt­ing ar­eas. When the funds are all used, he will sub­mit a com­pre­hen­sive re­port to the Na­tional FFA Or­ga­ni­za­tion re­gard­ing the progress of the SAE. Upon grad­u­a­tion, Isaac plans on pur­su­ing a de­gree in wildlife bi­ol­ogy at Utah State Univer­sity.

Isaac Evans

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