SAE Spotlight: From Renting the Farm To Taking It Over
Meet Michael Malaspina
SAE: Forage Production
HIGH SCHOOL: Vallivue High Shool, Caldwell, ID
FFA ADVISOR: Ray Shirts
Meet Michael Malaspina, an FFA member from Vallivue High School in Idaho whose SAE revolves around producing, selling and marketing his own hay. Since his father manages a local tire center, they are able to borrow a big trailer year after year to park the hay at the county fair to be sold. This project stemmed from the fact that his family had seventeen acres of rented farmland, so they decided to farm the land themselves and provide Michael with an exciting SAE. Best of luck in your enterprise, Michael!
Cover photo courtesy of Farm Tech Solutions