Dec. 31 2019 01:47 PM

Applications due February 20

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The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is seeking applicants for its scholarship program. Through this program, DCHA invests in the dairy industry’s future by offering financial support to students focused on careers in agriculture.

“Education is the backbone to fostering a successful and sustainable dairy industry,” says T.J. McClure, DCHA board president. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s producers, veterinarians, advisers and consultants. We are proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student who plans to shape the future of the calf and heifer segment of the dairy industry.”

The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in an agriculture-related program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post high school education. An individual may only receive the scholarship once.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a member of DCHA; or the son, daughter or legal dependent of a DCHA member
  • Have completed at least one year of post high school education
  • Be an enrolled student in good standing at an accredited college or university
  • Be enrolled in a field of agriculture (e.g., dairy science, animal science, veterinary science, agricultural technical program, ag communications) or in a course of study with relevance to agriculture; preference is given to dairy calf/heifer-related fields

Go to: for more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by end of business day, February 20, 2020. E-mail completed applications to

The 2020 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during DCHA’s Annual Conference, April 7-9, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The conference, themed “Shaping the Future,” will include producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions on cutting-edge topics, tours and networking opportunities.

Last year’s conference drew more than 400 attendees, including dairy calf and heifer raisers from 33 states and eight countries.

For more information or to join DCHA, visit, call (855) 400-DCHA (3242) or e-mail

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.