Learning by Doing Grant

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A Learning by Doing Grant provides a financial scholarship for FFA Members, FFA Chapters, and Agricultural Educators to enhance premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Example projects may include any type of planned Supervised Agricultural Experience project, classroom tools, equipment, curriculum, and teacher training. Financial resources provide additional support to create a positive learning environment and a diverse skillset for our next generation of agricultural leaders.

Grant applications are judged by a group of volunteers including Pennsylvania FFA Foundation Trustees, retired agricultural education instructors, and industry leaders. Applicant names and schools are removed from the application prior to being sent to the judges which allows applications to be judged solely on criteria outlined in the scorecard.  


Online Applications - OPEN SEPTEMBER 15, 2024


Applications Due: November 1, 2024
Grants Awarded: December 15, 2024
Reporting Due: May 1, 2025
Recognition: FFA Summer Convention 


Additional Resources:
Learning by Doing Flyer
Score Card

2024 Learning By Doing Recipients Reporting Form

Advisor's Signature Page
Donation Claim Form

Grant Project Ideas




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Learning by Doing Success Stories

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Oley Valley FFA

Chapter Grant - Vet Tech Equipment


Waynesburg FFA

Chapter Grant - Agricultural Technology

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Mackenzie Kerkeslager

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Ice Cream Production

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Ellie Rose and Kayla Hetrick

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Greenhouse

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Garin Hoy

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Sheep Jugs, Adding a Barrier of Protection

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Michael Lewis

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Apiary

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Ellis Turner

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Freezer Pork Entrepreneurship

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Reese Gabreski

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Beef Nutrition and Handling

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Kutztown FFA

Chapter Grant - Community Service Project with Broiler Chickens

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Northeast Bradford FFA

Chapter Grant - Food Waste Composting

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H.G Parkinson FFA Chapter

Chapter Grant - Fort Cherry School District Tree Identification Project

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Douglas Masser

Agriculture Educator Grant - Pequea Valley Bird Biodiversity Project

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Athens FFA

Chapter Grant - Athens Area School District Companion Animal Project (Rabbits)

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Jasmin VanSant

Agriculture Educator Grant - Pequea Valley Poultry Processing Station

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Grand Canyon FFA

Chapter Grant - Chicken BBQ Cooker Trailer