Sept. 5 2017 10:45 AM

2017 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program Presented by Lely North America

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Lely North America is once again proud to present the Future of Dairy Scholarship Program. In the program’s second year, five qualified students residing in the United States and/or Canada will be chosen to receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship.

The Future of Dairy Scholarship Program will select the five most qualified students from all eligible applicants. As part of the qualifications, students must be enrolled at an accredited junior college, college, university or graduate school, in a program that can equip them to contribute to the dairy industry. In addition they must be current or previous members of the 4-H or FFA organizations. Applicants must submit a personal resume, provide a letter of recommendation from their 4-H or FFA advisor/leader/youth coordinator and acedemic advisor, as well as write and submit an essay response to the following question (500 – 700 words): “How would you explain the benefits of dairy automation to consumers?”

“Today’s youth have the opportunity to make an impact in the dairy industry,” said Peter Langebeeke, Director of the Americas. “When selecting scholarship winners, we look for a variety of skill sets in order to help students achieve their acedemic goals.”

Applications can be accepted online from September 1, 2017, through October 8, 2017, at 11:59:59 PM CDT. Winners will be notified on or around November 22, 2017. Interested participants will be able to review the Future of Dairy Scholarship Program requirements starting August 15, 2017, online at

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About Lely North America

Lely NA, based in Pella, Iowa, is part of the Lely Group, founded in 1948. Lely directs all its efforts toward creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming for its customers. Lely is the only company worldwide to provide automated feeding systems, barn cleaners and milking robots. For many years, Lely has remained the undisputed market leader in the sales and service of automated milking systems. The Lely Group is active in more than 60 countries and employs some 2,000 people.