Master Stockman scholarship winners recognized
On Saturday, some of the best and brightest youth involved in the livestock industry were honored during the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association's annual meeting and awards banquet.
These young people participated in the Master Stockman program by submitting applications and then being part of an interview process, talking about their livestock projects and educational goals.
During their meeting at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Research Station March 23, the organization honored three Master Stockman winners in line with the livestock species they are most involved with, awarding them each a $750 scholarship.
Earning the Beef Master Stockman award was Nick Colle of Luxemburg. He is the son of Susan and Michael Colle and is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The Sheep Master Stockman award went to Jenna Langer, daughter of Randy and Sue Langer of De Forest. She is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
The winner of the Swine Master Stockman award was Brian Wehrle, New London. He is the son of Richard and Ann Wehrle, and is a student at Fox Valley Technical College.
Runners-up in the scholarship program, who are not designated by their preferred species, were Shea Esser of Bloomington, a student at the UW-River Falls; Aaron Zimmerman of Spencer, son of Mark and Cheryl Zimmerman; and Calli Bayer, Ringle. She is the daughter of Scott and Mia Bayer and is a student at Iowa State University.
The runners-up each earned a $500 scholarship.
The scholarships through the WLBA are provided for the three Master Stockman winners and for the three runners-up by the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation.