Country Visions Co-op and CP Feeds start scholarship program

Carole Curtis

Reedsville - Country Visions Cooperative and CP Feeds are partnering to offer $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

On Feb. 6, the agricultural announced the names of ten area students from the class of 2016 who were awarded scholarships. Selections were based on academic performance, recommendations, extracurricular activities, employment experience and their application.

The students are Ashley Anhalt, Roncalli High School; Maria Biese, Kiel High School; Kip Grotegut, Valders High School; Erica Helmer, Plymouth High School; Kyle Kocourek, Reedsville High School; Brandon Magley, Reedsville High School; Elizabeth Ries, Lomira High School; Nicole Steinhorst, Kewaunee High School; Reuben Vogt, Manitowoc Lutheran High School; and Logan Warpinski, Denmark High School.

The scholarship program, which recognizes and rewards area students whose parents or legal guardians are active members of the organizations, was established with an eye to the future.

Country Visions and CP Feeds have a strong agricultural involvement and want to promote the continued education of students with the same interest, the companies said. Investing and supporting youth promotes the mission of the companies by building a strong future for their members and communities.

Country Visions, based in Reedsville, operates convenience and country stores and offers agronomy and grain services, propane and refined fuels products to members and communities from east central Wisconsin through Menominee, MI.

The cooperative has constructed a new agronomy facility in Wrightstown that will open in 2017 and has completed an addition and remodel of their Manitowoc Rapids C-Store.

CP Feeds, headquartered in Valders, is a manufacturing supplier of agricultural mixes and feed ingredients. It is expanding the business with construction of a new feed mill in Wrightstown, expected to begin operations in 2018.

The joint scholarship fund selection committee selects recipients on the basis of academic performance, recommendations, essay question response, extracurricular activities, employment experience and completion of application.

To be eligible, the member must have purchased a minimum set amount of goods or services in the year prior to application. Since Country Visions and CP Feeds have a significant presence in the farming community, preference will be given to students majoring in agriculture.

Details and entry requirements are available at or by contacting Judy Schuh at 920-754-4321 ext. 2203 or by email at Applications must be postmarked or delivered to country visions office in Reedsville by March 31.

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