Middleton, Wisc. (June 13, 2023) – Fourteen students recently received $3,000 to help fund their future
education as part of Foremost Farms USA’s Agricultural Education and Cow-lege Cash annual scholarship
program. Every year, seven scholarships are awarded to children of Foremost Farms employees and member-owners. As part of Foremost Farms’ commitment to Take Care of Our World, the scholarship program continues to invest in the educational futures of students.
“Foremost Farms is delighted to contribute to these students’ educations,” Foremost Farms President and CEO Greg Schlafer said. “We’re proud to give back to the community in this way as it creates opportunity for students and contributes to building a bright workforce for the agriculture industry. It’s important to keep investing in yourself with education, and Foremost Farms is helping students do that through our scholarship foundation.”
Recipients of the Agricultural Education Scholarship have stated their interests in pursuing fields of study involving agriculture. Cow-lege Cash Scholarship recipients are eligible for any field of study; and this year’s scholars’ intended programs include finance, engineering, pre-nursing, biology and more. Scholarships are offered through Foremost Farms USA Charitable Foundation and are largely generated by employee sponsored events and an annual golf outing.
Children of member-owners receiving the 2023 Agricultural Education Scholarship are Ashley Elsbernd of UW-Platteville, Victoria Nodolf of Belmont High School, Allison Ahrensmeyer of Baraboo High School, Garrett Ulness of Valders High School, Payton Vorpahl of Oostburg High School, Elizabeth Fossum of Waukon High School and Cassidy Gibbs of Waukon High School.
Children of employees receiving the 2023 Cow-lege Cash Scholarship are Emma Honer of Reedsburg Area
High School, Felicity Chapman of Ferris State University, Samuel Murnane of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, William Klug of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Brody Allen of Unity High School, Caitlyn Pernsteiner of Marshfield High School and Grace Raleigh of Appleton West High School.
Winners are selected independently by Scholarship America on criteria including academic performance, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations, involvement in dairy farm operations and unusual personal or family circumstances.
About Foremost Farms USA
Foremost Farms USA® is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. It offers innovative solutions, technical services and customized products, ingredients and packaging for foodservice, food processing, distributor and pharmaceutical customers. As a dairy cooperative, it is owned by approximately 1,000 dairy farmers located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Foremost Farms’ flexible, diverse plant network allows it to manufacture the products and ingredients that are most in demand and provide a strong, secure market for the member-owners’ milk. For more information call 800-362-9196 or see foremostfarms.com.