describe pixEthan Haywood, of Hastings, Mich., was chosen as the 2016-17 recipient of the Russel Erickson Scholarship by the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation (MDMSF) at Michigan State University (MSU). The $5,500 scholarship is named after Russel Erickson, Michigan State University (MSU) professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science, and is awarded to a student whose career aspirations include working on or with dairy farms.

Haywood, the son of Luke and Renee Haywood, is scheduled to graduate in spring 2018 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science. He received the scholarship based on his academic achievements, involvement in extracurricular activities and interest in pursuing a career in the dairy industry.
Ethan Haywood

Throughout high school and college, Haywood has served as the State Vice President of the Michigan FFA Association, MSU FarmHouse Fraternity Chapter President, MSU Dairy Club member, National FFA Association Committee Vice Chair and Delegate, Barry County 4-H Teen Superintendent, and Hastings High School Student Council Executive Secretary.


After graduating, Haywood plans to return to his family's dairy operation as a sixth generation owner and manager.

The Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation oversees the largest scholarship program in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and one of the largest at MSU.

For information on making contributions to honor members of the dairy industry or to support student scholarships, please contact the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources External Relations at 517-355-0284. To learn more about the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation, contact Dr. Miriam Weber Nielsen in the MSU Department of Animal Science at 517-432-5443.

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7.05.2016
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