OFI 377: How To Teach Pride Of Ownership To Your Kids | FFA SAE Edition | Makenna Greenwald | Torrington-Lingle FFA



Our guest today has been learning a lot about responsibility and business for several years already.  When Makenna Greenwald was just 11 years old her dad set she and her sister up with a swather and got them going in their own business.  However, he did not just buy it for them, he helped them develop a plan in which they would buy the machine with their profits. 

Fast foward to today.  Makenna is now studying agricultural business and marketing at the University of Wyoming.  She is the former chapter president of the Torrington-Lingle FFA Chapter in Lingle, Wyoming, and she still has her own custom swathing business.

Makenna has a passion for agriculture, and she is highly motivated to share that passion when she completes her agricultural degrees from the University of Wyoming.


HIGH SCHOOL: Lingle High School; Lingle, Wyoming

MASCOT: Bull Doggers

FFA ADVISOR: Jason Groene


Click on the picture below to be taken to the Torrington-Lingle FFA website:

Makenna’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: jgroene@goshen1.org

Lingle High School’s Telephone Number: (307) 837-2296


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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.


  • 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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