INDIANAPOLIS — Courtney Kuelling of Midway has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant from the National FFA Organization to use toward an agricultural project.
The Novartis Animal Health grant will initiate or improve Courtney’s career-development experience known as a Supervised Agricultural Experience project. An SAE is a practical application of classroom concepts designed to provide real-world experiences and develop skills in agriculturally related career areas. Her project is based around her backyard flock of chickens.
To be eligible, the student must be in grades 7-11, have an SAE and be a member of the FFA. Courtney, a member of the Liberty County High School FFA chapter, was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide. She is this year’s only grant recipient from Georgia.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For more information, go to www.ffa.org. For more information about Novartis Animal Health US Inc., go to www.novartis.com.