Recently, the Little Big Horn FFA chapter at Lodge Grass High School received a $50,000 dollar grant from the Agricultural Development Council from the Growth Through Agriculture program. The chapter is planning to use these funds and other loan opportunities as part of a “hands on” learning experience in beef production.
According to the Little Big Horn FFA Advisor, Ty Neal, “The biggest reason I did this, is because the biggest excuse I hear for not going to college is that kids don't have any money. So we got this grant to buy cattle handling equipment, so students can learn to raise cattle safely. They will start as freshmen and learn about nutrition and breeding. By the time they are seniors they will have 8-10 head. All the money raised will go towards their college education.”
The two top green hands freshman will be the first receive cattle through the program
A great example of the impact and influence that ag education and FFA advisors have on youth and helping to build the future of agriculture.
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