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Alyssa Gruszie Wins National FFA Grant


February 27, 2019

Winner of a National FFA Grant, Alyssa Gruszie and her favorite sow Blue pose in a horse stall on the family ranch. Blue is a pedigreed sow that Gruszie purchased from Crane Colorado Show Pigs.

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week, which this year took place February 16 – 23. And last week, Chinook FFA Chapter member Alyssa Gruszie was indeed celebrating after she learned that she had won a National FFA Grant. The $1,000 award will enable her to expand her hog farrowing operation.

In 2012, Gruszie, who is currently a junior at Chinook High School, purchased her first sow. Now she owns ten. What began as a 4-H project transitioned into a show pig business that sells pure bred Yorkshires and some Hampshire crossbreeds and is part of Gruszie's...

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