Madeline Meyer of Ionia, Mich., is one of seven students receiving a CentralStar Cooperative scholarship for the upcoming school year.
CentralStar Cooperative, serving dairy and beef producers in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, was formed when East Central/Select Sires and NorthStar Cooperative merged May 1.
The $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to students pursuing education in agricultural-related fields. In addition to Meyer, scholarship recipients included Collin Wille, Rice Lake, Wis., Northeast Iowa Community College; Brett Mullikin, Waldo, Wis., University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course; Jillian Tyler, Granton, Wis., University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Bailey Larson, Alma Center, Wis., University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Emma Gwidt, Pulaski, Wis., University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Brandon Biese, Chilton, Wis., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Meyer, the daughter of Jamie and Veronica Meyer, will be going into her last year at Michigan State University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in animal science. Meyer has worked on many dairies, including the MSU Campus Dairy.
She also has expanded her knowledge by working in the processing side at the MSU dairy plant. In addition, she served as a nutrition intern for Purina and worked at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Her goal is to gain more hands-on experience in the dairy industry through managing a dairy or working in dairy consulting before going back to school to pursue academia.
CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. For information, visit mycentralstar.com.