Application period open for National FFA Scholarships

Wisconsin State Farmer

Applications are now being accepted for the National FFA Organization’s 2016-2017 John Deere Scholarship Program sponsored by Riesterer & Schnell.

The window for accepting applications for the 2017 National FFA Scholarship Program opens Nov. 15, 2016 and closes Feb. 1, 2017.

Last year, the National FFA awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 2,158 students. More than $1 million of that total went to dealer scholarships.

Riesterer & Schnell has supported FFA for decades through donations to events, county market animal sales, FFA banquets, work auctions and FFA alumni events.

“Agriculture is an ever-changing industry, and Riesterer & Schnell recognizes that the individuals who will shape its future are the youth currently involved in FFA and agriculture,” said Waldo Riesterer, General Manager of Riesterer & Schnell in a press release. “We are proud to support the FFA so that it may continue to develop bright minds and dedicated future professionals.”

For more information and to apply, visit the FFA Scholarship page at