Alyssa Thormahlen, Belfry FFA
Shyla Benzing, Chinook FFA
Torin Cecrle, Chinook FFA
Seth Carroll, Plevna FFA
Gaebriel Jarvis, Hot Springs FFA
Tucker Lind, Joliet FFA
Kelly Jarvis, Joliet FFA
Danielle Horan, Moore FFA
Danielle currently has a small herd of commercial Simmental cattle and plans to grow her herd to 15 cows before she graduates high school. Her main focus is to improve the genetics of her herd, so her grant will be used to purchase her first Simmental bull. Danielle will be showing at the Central Montana Fair in the summer.
Kadin Kammerer, Missoula FFA
Kadin is going to purchase his very first Simmental heifer so that he had start his own herd. He plans to graze his herd on unused pasture that his parents own. Kadin previously showed a beef steer, but he hopes to build a herd that will produce show stock for 4-H and FFA members.
Colter McWilliams, Missoula FFA
Colter’s comes by his interest in beef production honestly as his family used to run cows where they currently live. Colter plans to start his own herd to continue his family’s ranching heritage by purchasing a bred heifer. He has previously shown market lambs and steers at the Western Montana Fair, and this will be his first breeding project.
Harleigh Dion, Prairie FFA (Terry)
Harleigh’s family manages a livestock operation, and she is ready to take ownership of starting her own herd. She is going to use her grant funds to purchase a bred heifer and will graze her heifer on her family’s irrigated ground and supplement her heifer’s diet with corn silage and hay over the winter. Any profits from Harleigh’s beef project will be set aside for college.
Claire Standley, Missoula FFA
Claire is excited to be a Bulls for Blue recipient as this funds will help her start her very first beef project! She hopes to purchase two heifers to start her project. Her goal is to begin saving money for college.
Cameron Peltier, Shelby FFA
Cameron will use his grant money to purchase a heifer from a local rancher and show it in the local county fair. He is currently working with a local rancher that has offered to board the animal, help halter break, and show him how to properly fit the animal. With the money earned from the sale, he might possibly purchase another heifer for the next county show.
Loden Idler, Hinsdale FFA
Loden will use his grant money to purchase a heifer calf. He would like to start saving up for college. Starting a herd of his own will help initiate a savings account for his college fund.
Kyle Glenn, Missoula FFA
Kyle Glenn is excited to purchase a breeding heifer from the Two Creek Club Calf sale in October. He wants to start his own herd and follow in his grandfather’s foot steps. Once his heifer calf starts producing calves, he will sell them to FFA and 4-H members for a lower price than market and start saving for his college fund.
WendyJo Spang, St. Labre FFA
WendyJo is desiring to start a small herd of black angus cattle. She would like to stay in the agriculture field, as she is desiring to be a vet tech. With cattle of her own, she plans to make a profit and use it to further her education.
Anna Mitchell, Chinook FFA
Anna Mitchell is excited to purchase a stock tank and a heifer calf with her grant money. She will start a herd of her own and start saving for college.
Elizabeth Brennan, Missoula FFA
Elizabeth Brennan plans to use her funds to purchase a steer from the Coleman Limousine Ranch. She also will use a portion to pay for her paid placement to have her steer at the Missoula County Public Schools Ag Center. She will sell her steer and grow her college savings fund.
Jade Cecrle, Chinook FFA
Jade currently owns seven head of cattle, she will use her grant money to purchase a bull and expand her herd. She would like to become more independent and hope that once she graduates, she will be financially independent and be able to ranch on her own, since she currently leases a bull from her parents.
Destiny Fabel, Ruby Valley FFA (Sheridan)
Destiny used her money to purchase equipment for her cattle. Some equipment included new halters, a blow dryer, and a large leather show halter.
Max Andres, Missoula FFA
Max used to funds to purchase two heifer calves to build his herd and start making money for college.
Daniel Hopf, Hysham FFA
Daniel used his funds to purchase hay silage and cattle clippers.
Teagan Turner, Missoula FFA
Teagen used his funds to purchase two steers and donated half of one calf to his local church; the remainder he used to start his college fund.
Cora Wood, Big Horn FFA (Hardin)
Cora used her funds to purchase grain, hay, and vaccines for her cattle. She sold her cattle in the summer to being her college fund.
Ethan Turner, Missoula FFA
Ethan used his funds to purchase a calf at a relatively low price and raised him on a corn and canola diet. When it came time to butcher, the steer was donated to the local Missoula Food Bank to be distributed to families throughout the community that are having a hard time putting food on the table.
Saralyn Standley, Missoula FFA
Saralyn started a beef breeding SAE, she sold the calves after weaning and put the funds into a savings account for college.