DFA Awards $69,000 in Scholarships to 46 Students

DFA Awards $69,000 in Scholarships to 46 Students

The nation’s largest dairy cooperative awarded $69,000 worth of scholarships to 46 students who are furthering their education in college. Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) recognized the recipients of the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship during the 2019 DFA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

The scholarship program started 12 years ago and recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Criteria used by the selecting committee include a commitment and passion for a career in the dairy industry; extracurricular activities, awards and work experience; and academic achievement.

Here are the students that received the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship in 2019:

Precollege Students

Kayla Bailey, Fort Ann, N.Y., planning to attend Siena College and major in business/finance
Clare Dirksen, Portland, Ind., planning to attend Purdue University and major in food science
Dylan Draper, Addison, N.Y., planning to attend Elmira College and major in finance
Hannah Fresquez, Las Cruces, N.M., planning to attend Arizona State University and major in journalism and mass communication
Shannon Good, Caledonia, Mich., planning to attend Michigan State University and major in animal science
Kaianne Hodorff, Eden, Wis., planning to attend University of Wisconsin–Platteville and major in dairy science
Courtney Jenkins, Bolivar, Mo., planning to attend University of Central Missouri and major in agricultural science
Sarah Kearney, Nicholville, N.Y., planning to attend Cornell University and major in animal science
Nicole Koke, Dublin, Texas, planning to attend Texas A&M University and major in international business
Julius Loonen, Marshall, Mich., undecided on a university and planning to major in agribusiness
Karly Marshman, Oxford, N.Y., planning to attend SUNY Morrisville and major in agricultural science
Taiylor Myers, New Plymouth, Idaho, planning to attend Utah State University and major in elementary education
Megan Podtburg, Greeley, Colo., planning to attend either West Texas A&M University or University of Wyoming and major in animal science
Anna Post, Bovina Center, N.Y., planning to attend SUNY Cobleskill and major in agricultural science
Adam Rademacher, Cottage Grove, Wis., planning to attend the Farm and Industry Short Course at University of Wisconsin and major in mechanics
Hailey Schoenherr, Columbus, Wis., planning to attend University of Wisconsin–Platteville and major in agribusiness
Michelle Stangler, Watertown, Wis., planning to attend University of Wisconsin–Platteville and major in agriculture education
Emily Starceski, Sherman, N.Y., planning to attend Cornell University and major in animal science
Tucker True, Perry, N.Y., planning to attend Cornell University and major in animal science
Kathleen Yanke, Prairie du Sac, Wis., planning to attend University of Wisconsin–Platteville and major in agribusiness
Kaylie Zapalac, La Grange, Texas, planning to attend Texas A&M University and major in animal science/animal nutrition
Undergraduate Students

Terri Atteberry, Conway, Mo., attends Ozarks Technical Community College and majors in agriculture
Reese Burnett, Manhattan, Kan., attends Kansas State University and majors in animal science, production management
Haley Christie, Willet, N.Y., attends SUNY Morrisville and majors in dairy science management
Grant Fincham, Manhattan, Kan., attends Kansas State University and majors in animal science
Austin Freund, Concordia, Mo., attends State Fair Community College and majors in agribusiness
Emma Gendron, Willet, N.Y., attends SUNY Cobleskill and majors in animal science/veterinary
Sarah Lammers, Hartington, Neb., attends Briar Cliff University and majors in environmental science
Sarah Lehner, Delaware, Ohio, attends The Ohio State University and majors in animal science
Laura Littrell, St. Johnsville, N.Y., attends SUNY Cobleskill and majors in agriculture science
Morgan Marotz, Wahoo, Neb., attends Wayne State College and majors in elementary education
Emily Mikel, Stafford, N.Y., attends SUNY Morrisville and majors in dairy management
Lani Ogle, Sarcoxie, Mo., attends Missouri State University and majors in animal science
Sammie Poldervaart, Orland, Calif., attends California State University, Chico and majors in animal science
Isabella Portner, Ames, Iowa, attends Iowa State University and majors in dairy science
Gavin Rankins, Cusseta, Ala., attends Auburn University and majors in animal science
Oliver Schmitz, Axtell, Kan., attends Kansas State University and majors in agricultural technology management
Tiffany Van Buren, Waupun, Wis., attends South Dakota State University and majors in dairy production
Brandy Walker, Cumby, Texas, attends Northeast Texas Community College and majors in agricultural science
Tyler Wehrenberg, Morrison, Okla., attends Oklahoma State University and majors in agribusiness
Hannah Weiman, Quincy, Ill., attends University of Wisconsin–Platteville and majors in dairy science
Graduate Students
Caio Aranha Gamarra, Manhattan, Kan., attending Kansas State University, pursuing a master’s in animal science
Brandon Carter, Raleigh, N.C., attending North Carolina State University, pursuing food science/dairy science
Kyle Karlen, Owen, Wis., attending University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, pursuing food animal medicine
Alexandre Scanavez, Manhattan, Kan., attending Kansas State University and pursuing animal sciences
Emil Walleser, De Soto, Wis., attending University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Wyatt Bechtel
Fri, 03/22/2019 – 10:44

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Dairy Farmers of America’s dry milk powder processing plant in Garden City, Kansas.

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