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Equity Livestock Awards Scholarship Money to Students
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2021

The Baraboo-based Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association has announced the names of this year's college scholarship recipients. The co-op is offering nine $1,000 scholarships for students attending a college or university, and two $750 technical education scholarships.

The scholarships are funded by Equity and distributed through Cooperative Network's Federated Youth Foundation. To be eligible, students or their parents are patron members of Equity Livestock. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at a post secondary college, university or technical school, as well as maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

"As we look toward the future of agriculture, our board of directors is dedicated to helping today's youth become tomorrow's leaders," said Equity CEO Curt Larson.

Winning $1,000 scholarship recipients include:

** Dylan Herbrand, Dane, studying agricultural business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

** Grant Buwalda, Waupun, studying agricultural business at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

** Jared Baudhuin, Brussels, studying dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

** Hannah Beyer, Greenleaf, studying marketing and management at Concordia University.

** Wyatt Lebal, Kennan, studying animal science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

** Ryan Erickson, Barron, studying agricultural/tech education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

** Kaitlyn Beck, Cashton, studying nursing at Viterbo University.

** Jazmin Wingert, Kent, Illinois, studying agribusiness at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

** Katie Yanke, Prairie du Sac, studying agricultural business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Winning $750 technical college scholarship recipients include:

** Josie McDaniel, Brillion, studying nursing at Northeast Technical College.

** Karlee Leatherberry, Viola, studying agribusiness science and technology-agronomy at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Applicants were judged on their scholastic achievement, extra curricular activities, leadership abilities, academic and personal goals, and an essay summarizing educational goals and future career plans.


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