LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants, supported by the Charles Marshall Fund at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, were awarded to four deserving student Farm Bureau members in Clay, Knox, Chase, and Wayne counties. Each student was awarded one thousand dollars to be used to either begin or expand their 4-H project or FFA Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) project.
“We are proud of the entrepreneurial spirt our student members embrace and are very impressed by the passion they have for each of their projects,” said Audrey Schipporeit, director of generational engagement. “We hope these funds will help them achieve their goals and look forward to watching them continue to bring new ideas and ventures in their communities for years to come.”
These grants are awarded to Nebraska Farm Bureau student members each year. If selected, the student must share how they have used the grant towards starting or growing their 4-H or SAE projects. Winners were selected by a Farm Bureau committee.
Grant recipients are as follows:
- Hannah Miller is a member of the Clay County Farm Bureau and is using her grant money toward expanding her small business, Hannah’s Homegrown Pumpkins. She grows and decorates the pumpkins and is expanding her patch this year with additional seed varieties and Indian Corn.
- Logan Doerr is a Knox County Farm Bureau member and owns his own cow/calf pairs. He plans to grow his herd and expand its genetics to keep home-raised heifer calves.
- Morayah Cupp is a Chase County Farm Bureau member. Cupp has a small business where she rents out mobile chicken coops to families in her community and the surrounding area. She currently has eight coops to rent and plans to expand to 10 this fall.
- Makinzie Parsons is a Wayne County Farm Bureau member and raises registered goats to be used for summer goat shows. She plans to expand her operation by purchasing young goats along with updating her goat facilities and show equipment.
Those interested in applying for the Student Project Grants must meet certain requirements. Applicants must hold a current Nebraska Farm Bureau student membership and be ages 16-23 to participate. To join Nebraska Farm Bureau and learn more, visit www.nefb.org.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.