WFTD Walworth Co. scholarships recipients announced

Wisconsin State Farmer
Winners of the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days scholarships from Walworth County were recently announced.


Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Inc. has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to Walworth County youth who were involved as volunteers at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days held at Snudden Farms in Walworth County.

Scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of their volunteer efforts relating to the recent Walworth County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, scholastic achievements, as well as school and community activities.

Devon Frederick, currently a senior at Badger High School, Lake Geneva, will receive a $2000 scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where he plans to major in Biochemistry or Mechanical Engineering. An active volunteer at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Devon worked in the “Youth Village” during several days of the event.

Also, as the Walworth County 4-H Junior Leader’s Association President, Devon was asked to lead the pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremony for the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Show.

Katlyn Decker of the town of Sharon has been selected as a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship which she will use to attend the University of Wisconsin  in Madison or River Falls. Katlyn volunteered to be part of the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days event, working in the 4-H food tent on all three days of the show.

Katyln has been very active at Big Foot High School where she is currently a senior. She has been involved in track, Book Club, Earth Day Club, and has served on the student council. She as been an active 4-H club member, serving as flag bearer and secretary of her local 4-H Club.

Casey Burmeister a graduate of Badger High School will receive a $500 scholarship to the attend George Williams College of Aurora University where he plans to major in Environmental Science Sustainability. Casey worked in the FFA Education booth at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Show where he talked to show attendees about agricultural sustainability.

Casey has been very active in the Badger High School FFA Chapter, receiving the FFA Greenhand, Chapter, and State Degrees. He was selected as the outstanding sophomore and junior of the local FFA Chapter. In addition to his FFA involvement, Casey has been involved in Boy Scouts where is received the Eagle Scout degree in 2013.

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is one of the largest outdoor farm shows in the United States and the only show of its kind that is organized and hosted by a different county each year. The 2017 show will be held July 11-13 at Ebert Enterprises in Kewaunee County.