Wisconsin FFA Foundation awards more than $20,000 in scholarships


Wisconsin FFA Foundation awards more than $20,000 in scholarships

Industry support helps Foundation continue to invest in the future of agriculture.

Wisconsin FFAThe Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces its 2013 scholarship recipients. The Foundation recently awarded more than $20,000 in educational support to Wisconsin FFA members pursuing postsecondary education.

“Again this year, we saw a large pool of qualified candidates for the Wisconsin FFA Foundation scholarships,” says Rick Daluge, past president of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation Board. “The depth of outstanding applicants is a testament to the strong future of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is proud to partner with our sponsors in honoring this year’s scholarship winners.”

Scholarships were awarded through company and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for agriculture education and leadership development with the Foundation. Twenty-nine scholarships were awarded to Wisconsin FFA members as follows (FFA chapter, recipient name, award):

· Beaver Dam, Angela Bock – GROWMARK
· Black Hawk, Connor J. Moore – Foth Production Solutions, LLC
· Brillion, Erica Lamers – Bernie and Marty Staller Endowment
· Brookwood, Sarah Witt – Cooperative Resources International
· Cochrane-Fountain City, Erin Pronschinske – Matthew D. Anderson Endowment
· Freedom, Cole H. Anderson – John & Hattie Van Wychen Endowment
· Kewaunee, Bailey Post – ANIMART
· Kiel, Elizabeth Binversie – Cooperative Resources International
· Laconia, Derrek Kamphuis – UW-Madison Collegiate FFA (FISC)
· Lena, Marlena Wagner – Arnold & Katherine Cordes Endowment
· Lodi, Kramer Endres – Foth Production Solutions, LLC
· Lodi, Sydney Endres – Matthew D. Anderson Endowment
· Lodi, Sarah Shimshak – Mary Elstad & Dean P. Gagnon Endowment
· Marshfield, Jamie Gilbertson – Kenneth K. Heideman Endowment
· Mauston, Ethan Giebel – Louis M. Sasman Endowment
· Mauston, Kadence Walsh – Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
· Melrose-Mindoro, Valerie Ponterio – Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
· Mishicot, Kelly Wilfert – UW-Madison Collegiate FFA
· Monroe, Maria Eberle – Rodney O. Kittlesen Endowment
· New Richmond, Gabes Rabb – Matthew D. Anderson Endowment
· Oconomowoc, Bradley Griswold – Blain’s Farm and Fleet
· River Valley, Erik Gilbertson – GROWMARK
· Sauk Prairie, Bobbi Kilian Hovey – ANIMART
· Spencer, Aaron Zimmerman – Star Blends
· Stoughton, Sigrid M. Arneson – WPS Farm Show Food Vendors
· Stoughton, Kaylyn Lund – Dr. Virgil & Ann Martinson Endowment
· Viroqua, Thomas Larson – Blain’s Farm and Fleet
· Wonewoc-Center, Stephanie Kopenhafer – Matthew D. Anderson Endowment
· Waupun, Bradley Warmka – Elstad Brothers Endowment

Winners of the 2013 Foundation Scholarships will be recognized at the Wisconsin FFA Convention in June. All Foundation scholarships are awarded to seniors in high school or students currently enrolled in a university or technical school. Awardees are members in good standing of the Wisconsin Association of FFA and have maintained a satisfactory scholastic record.

For additional information on how you can support the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s scholarship program, visit http://www.wisconsinffafoundation.org/ or call 608-831-5058.

To show supporter pride for Wisconsin FFA, any Wisconsin FFA supporter – corporate or individual – can donate $10 or more to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and receive a window cling to highlight their commitment to the organization.

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.

4.16.2013