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Apply by February 20 for dairy scholarship

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Scholarship awarded to a student enrolled in an agriculture-related program at an accredited college or university.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association invests in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholarships to outstanding agriculture students and applications are now being accepted.

“Education is the foundation of a successful industry,” says Lane Sollenberger, DCHA President. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s producers, technicians and veterinarians. We are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to the DCHA membership to support a student who strives to work in the calf and heifer segment after graduation.”

The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in an agriculture-related program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-high school education. An individual may only receive the scholarship once.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

-Be a member of DCHA; or the son, daughter or legal dependent of a DCHA member

-Have completed at least one year of post-high school education

-Be an enrolled student in good standing at an accredited college or university

-Be enrolled in a field of agriculture (e.g. dairy science, animal/veterinary science, agricultural technical course, ag communications, etc.) or in a course of study with relevance to agriculture; preference given to dairy calf and heifer related fields

Download a copy of the application:

Applications must be received by end of business day on February 20, 2017. They can be emailed to mailto:[email protected].

The 2017 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during the annual conference, April 11-13, 2017 at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wis. The conference, themed “Sky’s the Limit,” will include producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions on hot-button topics, farm tours, networking opportunities and more.

Last year’s conference drew more than 500 attendees including dairy calf and heifer raisers from 27 states and 10 countries, representing more than 1 million cattle.

For more information or to join DCHA, visit, call (855) 400-DCHA (3242) or email mailto:[email protected].

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers.

Source: Dairy Calf and Heifer Association

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