Agribusiness, dairy science, mechanical engineering and dairy farm management are a sampling of the careers represented by the 2015 Foremost Farms USA Agricultural Education Scholarship winners. This year 10 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to the sons and daughters of member-owners. A similar program awards dollars to the children of Foremost Farms' employees. All 2015 scholarship dollars, over $40,000 worth, has been raised by the efforts of cooperative employee and vendor-sponsored events.
Agricultural Education Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to enroll or are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited university, college or vocational technical institute for an agricultural-related degree program or short course. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, involvement in dairy farm operations, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational career goals and an outside appraisal.
Here are the 2015 winners from Wisconsin:
Trent Dado is the son of Rick and Gwen Dado, Amery. Trent will graduate from Amery High School and plans to study animal science at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Gretta Binversie is the daughter of Jay and Pamela Binversie, Kiel. Gretta will graduate from Kiel High School and plans to study dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Luke Meffert is the son of Jeff and Ann Meffert, Waunakee. Luke will graduate from Waunakee High School and plans to enroll at UW-Madison to study dairy farm management.
Nicole Pralle is the daughter of Scott and Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird. Nicole will graduate from Osseo-Fairchild High School and plans to attend UW-Madison to study dairy science.
Ben Sosnovske is the son of Marty and Mary Sosnovske, Gleason. Ben will graduate from Merrill High School and plans to study agricultural engineering and technology at UW-River Falls.
Source: Foremost Farms