Four $500.00 scholarships are awarded to youth just graduating from high school and beginning college. The 2012 recipients are Will Marshall of Eureka, N.V.; Matthias Olson of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Bethany Dado of Amery, Wis.; and Karsen Haag of Mt. Horeb, Wis.
Will Marshall plans to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agri-business at the Oklahoma State University. With Will’s background and passion for agriculture advocacy he wants to exert a positive influence on the industry, while maintaining a small farm of commercial cattle.
Matthias Olson would like to utilize his experiences through 4-H and FFA in communication to pursue a career in radio or broadcasting that relates to the agricultural industry. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study Life Sciences Communications.
Bethany Dadohas the vision of working in the genetics aspect of the dairy industry. Being raised with such a strong agricultural-based life, Bethany wants to keep promoting and improving dairy cattle genetics and the dairy industry as a whole. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she will major in Genetics and Dairy Science.
Karsen Haagplans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in Agribusiness. Growing up on a farm taught Karsen to have an appreciation for the natural resources and the animals she cares for. She wants to educate consumers about the dairy industry and the value it brings Americans.
Two $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in agricultural programs at college. Accelerated Genetics works with the National FFA organization to select these students and the 2012 recipients are Kyle Tate of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Laura Hornby of Viroqua, Wis.
Kyle Tateis attending the Colorado State University – Fort Collins. He is majoring in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Laura Hornby is majoring in Agronomy and Crop Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Source: Accelerated Genetics