Olsen is recipient of Ballweg Implement Scholarship

Wisconsin State Farmer

Ballweg Implement of Waupun was one of 51 dealerships nationwide that partnered with John Deere Corporate to provide scholarships through the National FFA Foundation.

Hannah Olsen of Berlin FFA, currently an Agricultural Education Major at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, was awarded the $2,000 scholarship at the Berlin FFA Annual Banquet on May 20 in Berlin, Wisconsin. 

Tom Ballweg of Ballweg Implement presents a $2000 scholarship to Hannah Olsen of Berlin.

This scholarship program is administered by the National FFA Organization who also selects the recipients. Olsen received one of 1,800 scholarships awarded out of 8,825 applicants. Awards are based on leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience in agricultural education and future goals.

“Ballweg Implement is proud to partner with John Deere to encourage our area youth to stay engaged in agriculture as a career by way of this $2,000 scholarship," said Tom Ballweg, owner of Ballweg Implement in Waupun and Beaver Dam, adding that his company supports many area high school FFA chapters and their members with donations and program support.

Ballweg Implement, owned and operated by Tom and Joan Ballweg, started business in Markesan in 1976, now with locations in Waupun and Beaver Dam.  Ballweg Implement provided $1,000.00 in funding for this award, matched by John Deere at an additional $1,000.00.