OFI 355: Teaching Business Skills In Haiti | FFA SAE Edition | Katrina Pokorny | Waupan High School FFA

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INTRODUCING KATRINA POKORNY!

You might recognize that last name.  I recently featured Katrina’s older brother, Dylon in episode #325.  Both of these young folks are entrepreneurial, and both of them understand how to use their businesses to give back.

What is so interesting about what Katrina is doing is that she is using the bi-products of Dylon’s bee business as the raw materials for her business – Sassy Cats Beeswax.  She is turning the wax into lip balms, etc.  And, she is sourcing other raw materials to make lotions and other products.

Katrina did not stop there however.  This summer she went with her mother to Haiti.  Once she was there she taught other people how to replicate her business, so they could have a way of supporting themselves.  What a great idea and great way to give back!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Product Production From Beeswax

HIGH SCHOOL: Waupun Area High School; Waupun, Wisconsin

MASCOT: Warriors

FFA ADVISOR: Tari Costello

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KATRINA POKORNY:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Waupun Area High School Ag. Department’s website:

Katrina’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: tcostello@waupun.k12.wi.us

Waupun Area High School Telephone Number: 920-324-9341

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

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