When the Pandemic Cancels Livestock Shows

Travis Moore, a junior from the Cypress Ridge FFA chapter in Texas, spent this year working hard on his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) of raising a market steer. Raising a market steer requires an investment of time and money with the eventual goal of showing the steer and (hopefully) selling it. Because of COVID-19, Travis was unable to show or sell his steer, which would mean a substantial financial loss. For this reason, The AET and Tallo have partnered together to award $10,000 to FFA students to put towards their SAE projects, and Travis is the recipient of the first $1,000 grant!

Travis is the Vice President of his FFA chapter where his advisor, Ms. Grape, states that he always “gives 110% effort in all that he does and is all around an outstanding student and member.” While Travis was disappointed that he was unable to show off his steer, he shared that “raising my steer has been a life changing experience that has taught me so much about agriculture while bringing so much joy to my life!” With the funds he was awarded by The AET and Tallo, Travis plans to help fund the raising of next year’s steer for the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Livestock Show. Although Travis is only a junior, he hopes to attend Texas A&M University to major in Animal Science where he will surely utilize the experiences he has gained from raising steer in FFA. Congratulations, Travis!

There’s still $9,000 in the Tallo and The AET grant fund, so don’t miss your chance to win! Have your SAE project form ready and apply at Tallo.com/aet.

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