FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative announced its 2014 scholarship recipients. Dedicated to supporting future generations of agriculture, the cooperative recently awarded over $26,000 in scholarships to 30 high school and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education.
This year's scholarship recipients include: Logan Worden, Oelwein, IA; Tony Weier, Dodgeville, WI; Elizabeth Limberg, Glenbeulah, WI; Joanna Wavrunek, Denmark, WI; Derek Kamphuis, Brandon, WI; Joshua Hoewisch, Fremont, WI; Jaclyn Peterson, Wilson, WI; Megan Viland, Pipestone, MN; Dale Hodgson, Plymouth, WI; Nicholas Steger, Theresa, WI; Katherine Herrig, Bellevue, IA; Valerie Kramer, St. Cloud, WI; Alex Huibregtse, Plymouth, WI; Karsen Haag, Mt. Horeb, WI; Kelly Mercier, Colby, WI; Emily Rebhan, Cazenovia, WI; Danielle Hoesly, Granton, WI; Amanda Hoefler, New Vienna, IA; Alexandra Holub, Boyd, WI; Catherine Decker, Dubuque, IA; Logan Voights, Platteville, WI; Anthony David Schmitz, Fond du Lac, WI; Jade Pinter, Curtiss, WI; Katie Martin, Rubicon, WI; Aaron Frisk, New Lisbon, WI; Brittany Zellmer, Montello, WI; Jon Heeringa, Fox Lake, WI; Kelsey Woldt, Brillion, WI; Austin Warner, New Prague, MN; and Lilly Schmidt, Birnamwood, WI.
Scholarship recipients were selected based on leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, essay responses and their future plans and career goals. All members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative and their children attending four-year universities, two-year technical programs or short courses and high school seniors planning for post-secondary education were eligible to apply for the scholarships.
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative was established in 2013 and is based in Madison. Dedicated to its family farm members, the cooperative represents farms in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana through policy bargaining, dairy marketing services, laboratory testing opportunities and industry promotion. Learn more about FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative by visiting www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com.