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This year, Ag Lenders proudly sponsored FFA member Kaylee Melton on her Supervised Agricultural Experience Project.
Congratulations Kaylee and best of luck at the Big Fresno Fair.  

Kaylee's Melton and Agricultural Experience Project description:
Hello, my name is Kaylee Melton and I am a senior at Clovis East High School in Clovis, California. I am very excited for the opportunity to serve this year as the Chapter Secretary for the Clovis Chapter Officer Team. My goal is to continue pursuing a degree in Agriculture Education after I graduate from High School.

As a part of my high school Agriculture Education courses, I participate in a national youth organization called Future Farmers of America, (FFA). FFA was established in 1928 by a group of high school boys who had an interest in farming. Today, the National FFA Organization is open to all high school Ag students who have an interest in agriculture and a desire to develop leadership skills. The mission of FFA is to develop premier leadership skills, personal growth, and career success in students like myself.  I have learned many new leadership skills while doing my Supervised Agricultural Experience Project, also known as an (SAE) project. This project has taught me how to manage my own animal, keep records, be financially responsible, and learn new skills in agriculture.

This year, I selected to raise a market lamb for my Supervised Agricultural Project. I purchased my market lamb in May, and have been raising it with the intention to sell it at the Fresno Fair Livestock Auction in October. Some of the responsibilities that come with raising my market lamb are: twice daily feedings, cleaning the barn and pen, providing him, fresh clean water, exercising my lamb morning and night, grooming and shearing him, and practicing good showmanship. I record all hours spent with my lamb, along with the expenses of feed and supplies, in my FFA record book. I will marketing my lamb at the Fresno Fair. The proceeds for this year's project will be used for next year's SAE project.

Thank you again for your support and generosity.

Kaylee Melton