Youth who volunteer their time helping with the Dodge County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days event at the Crave Brothers Farm near Waterloo July 21-23 or who have assisted with planning the show are rewarded with the satisfaction of helping with a worthwhile community activity. If they are planning a career in agriculture they have an additional reward opportunity.
Students who have volunteered their services for the 2009 Wisconsin's Farm Technology Days are being encouraged to apply for a $2000 scholarship offered by the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. board of directors.
Candidates for the scholarship should reside in Dodge County or in a close surrounding county and planning to enter their first or second year of college in the long or short course within the University of Wisconsin system or Wisconsin Technical College system. This includes the study of genetics, landscape, architecture, biochemistry, bacteriology, food industry, horticulture, environmental sciences, agricultural journalism and other agriculture-related fields of study.
The scholarship is intended to encourage young people to get involved as volunteers when their local county hosts this outdoor educational event. Their involvement may include things like helping to set up, working in a booth at the show, volunteering in activities such as parking, tour guide, youth activities, food tents or administrative assistance.
Candidates should rank in the top half of their class with a preferred grade-point average of 3.0.
Applications for the scholarship will be due to the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days office by March 1, 2010. Final selection and awarding of the scholarship will be made by the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Inc. Executive officers committee at the annual meeting in April, 2010.
To obtain more information and an application form on line visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com or call the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days office in Madison at 608.262.2966.
The show is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc., UW-Extension, and the host county. Admission is $5 person; 12 and under is free. Learn more about specific activities planned for the 2009 show on the Web site at www.dodgefarmtech.com.