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FFA member gets grant for dog-training business

Caleb Laney of Peabody-Burns High has received a $500 grant from the National FFA Foundation to develop his student agricultural experience.

He was one of 20 Kansas FFA members to receive the grant.

The purpose of the grant is to provide funds for FFA members who want to start or expand their student agricultural experience.

The freshman is planning to use the money to start his own hunting dog training business, in which he will offer various degrees of training programs, from basic commands to fully trained hunting dogs.

He has had great success training his own dogs, and has combined his passions of animals and hunting to form this unique business venture.

With the grant money, Caleb will start constructing kennels at his home, to house dogs that are in longer training programs. He will also use it to purchase equipment and feed, as well as start advertising his business for the fall 2020 hunting season.

Caleb is the son of Josh and Betty Laney of Walton. Alex Walters is his FFA adviser.

Last modified Jan. 30, 2020