Foremost Farms USA has awarded ten Agricultural Education scholarships to the children of member-owners. Five graduating high school seniors and five college students have each been awarded $2,000 scholarships to put toward their educations. The 2008 Agricultural Education scholarships are funded by the Foremost Farms USA? Charitable Foundation. Students are listed below.
Laura Elliott is the daughter of Ken and Kathy Elliott, Marshall, Wis. She will be a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall. She is a graduating senior of Marshall High School. Elliott plans major in dairy science and expects to graduate in 2012. She has been very active in high school FFA, Yearbook, and 4-H dating back over a decade. She also played basketball and volleyball and took part in a number of activities, including Relay for Life and was a Dane County 4-H Regional Ambassador. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is senior class vice president as well as her class salutatorian.
Lindsay Dallman is the daughter of Daniel and Shirley Dallman, Brillion, Wis. Lindsay plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville this fall to major in agribusiness. She is a graduating senior at Brillion High School where she has been active in track and field, FFA, National Honor Society and took part in floriculture judging contests. In 2007 Lindsay was the first individual in the Wisconsin State Farm Business Management Career Development Event. She plans to graduate from UW-Platteville in 2012.
Danielle Brown is the daughter of Mark and Angela Brown, Dodgeville, Wis. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall to major in dairy science. Danielle is a graduating senior at Dodgeville High School where she served as FFA president. She was also president of her 4-H and winner of the Key Award. Danielle has been involved in band, National Honor Society, Junior Jersey Association, Junior Holstein Association, has participated in dairy judging and dairy bowl, math team, the spring play and she enjoys showing cattle. She plans to graduate from UW-Madison in 2012.
Nessa Moellers is the daughter of Kevin and Gayleen Moellers, Ridgeway, Iowa. Nessa will be a freshman at Iowa State University this fall where she is in a pre-veterinary course of study. She is a graduating senior at Crestwood High School, Cresco, Iowa. Nessa has been involved in volleyball, softball, National Honor Society and was captain of the volleyball team. She was named Second Team All Conference in both volleyball and softball. She is Academic All-State in volleyball and is on the high honor roll. She also has a job outside of school and works on the family farm. Nessa plans to graduate from Iowa State in 2012.
Emily Sommers is the daughter of Kent and Kathy Sommers, New Paris, Ind. Emily will be a freshman at North Dakota State University. She plans to study veterinary technology. She is a graduating senior at Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School in Goshen, Ind. She is on the honor roll and a 10-year member of Elkhart County 4-H Dairy Feeder Calf Club and Swine Club. She has also served as 4-H president, is the FFA District II Natural Resources Demonstration Winner and works on the family farm. She plans to graduate from North Dakota State in 2012.
Kayla Dolan is the daughter of Paul and Mary Dolan, Dodgeville, Wis. She will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville this fall. She is studying animal science and plans to graduate in 2011. Kayla is in the Pioneer Dairy Club, Pre-Vet Club, the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. She is also on the dean's list. Kayla is a graduate of Dodgeville High School.
Rachel McManama is the daughter of James and Sandra McManama, Watertown, Wis. Rachel will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville this fall and is majoring in dairy science. She is a graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, and is active in the UW-Platteville Dairy Club, UW-Platteville wrestling manager, dean's list, and worked as a summer intern at Crave Brothers Dairy. She plans to graduate from UW-Platteville in 2011.
Lee Gjermo is the son of Brent and Louann Gjermo, Deerfield, Wis. He will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall where he is studying dairy business. Lee is a graduate of Deerfield High School and he finished his first year of the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. He is on the dean's list and is involved in Badger Dairy Club, Wisconsin Holstein Association and Dane County Holstein Association. He also shows dairy cattle at local fairs and the Wisconsin State Fair and is active on his family's farm. Lee plans to graduate in 2009.
Adam Hornby is the son of David and Bernadine Hornby, Viroqua, Wis. He will be a sophomore at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, Wis., where he is studying ag power and equipment technology. Adam is a graduate of Viroqua High School and is a member of Post-Secondary Agricultural Students. He is a Skills USA member and competed in that organization's 2007 competition. Adam is also restoring a 520 John Deere tractor and enjoys welding and hunting. He plans to graduate from Southwest Tech in 2009.
Kayla Lehman is the daughter of Mark and Cindy Lehman, West Branch, Mich. She will be a sophomore at Michigan State University and is studying agribusiness management. She is a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School. Kayla was the 20074-H Showman of Showmen, the Michigan FFA Parlimentary Procedure State Winner President. She graduated a member of the Academic All Conference and is on the dean's list. She is also a member of the National Agri Marketing Association. Kayla plans to graduate from Michigan State in 2011.