June 11 2020 02:22 PM

Six students studying dairy or agricultural degrees will receive scholarship funding for their upcoming school year

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Midwest Dairy has awarded $4,500 of scholarship funds across six college students in Nebraska who are or will be working towards dairy or agricultural degrees. Scholarship amounts and recipients were selected based on the applicant’s participation as a leader in their community and their knowledge of the dairy and agricultural industries.

Seth Racicky of Elk-Creek Dairy in Mason City is the recipient of a $1500 scholarship towards his tuition at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Eli Wolfe of Wolfden Dairy in Kearney will receive a $1000 scholarship. He plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University this fall.

Students earning $500 scholarships include: Faith Junck of Junck Dairy in Carroll; Sydney Schildt of Schildt Dairy in Pleasant Dale; Blake Racicky of Elk-Creek Dairy in Mason City; and Sarah Lammers of Jedon Farm LLC in Hartington.

“Being selected as a recipient of the Midwest Dairy Nebraska division scholarship is an honor,” said Racicky. “I will continue to advocate for dairy and be involved in the industry. I am funding my own way through college, so this scholarship is greatly appreciated.”

Midwest Dairy is committed to developing the next generation of dairy leaders through its scholarship programs.

“This group of scholarship recipients has demonstrated their commitment to building up the dairy industry,” said Kris Bousquet manager, Farmer Relations – Nebraska. “It’s a privilege to recognize their achievements, hard work and assist with their schooling.”

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be a full-time student at an accredited college and come from a dairy farm family in Nebraska. Next year’s application process for the Midwest Dairy Nebraska division scholarship starts in January 2021. For more information, please visit the Young Dairy Leaders tab on midwestdairy.com.

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