Wait! Before you hit Continue, please be sure to save your essay responses on a separate document.

In the situation that you do not receive an email confirmation that your application was received within 24 hours, you are encouraged to submit the application again. However, your answers will not be saved. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 608-244-3373.

SCHOLARSHIP FORM

With a commitment to investing in youth, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is proud to provide scholarships to several individuals pursuing higher education across the cooperative membership. Before filling in your information, please take note of a few materials you will need prior to submission.

You will need:

  • your response to the essay questions
  • your most recent transcripts (high school or college)
  • two letters of recommendation (which can be mailed/emailed separately)
  • confirmation of acceptance into post-secondary school (only high school students)
  • a digital photo of yourself for publicity purposes

Please save your essay responses in a separate document before submitting this application online. If you don't receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, you should submit the online form again. This online form cannot be saved to come back to at a later time.

The application deadline is March 31st. Online applications must be submitted by the end of day on March 31st, and mailed applications must be postmarked before or on March 31st. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 608-244-3373 or email info@farmfirstcoop.com.

Select a document:

Online Scholarship Form

* All Fields Required

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name:
Date of Birth:
Home Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Email (other than high school email):
Name of Parent(s) or Legal Guardian (if applicable):
Email of Parent(s) or Legal Guardian (if applicable)
Parents Ship To (plant name):
Patron No.:
County of Residence:

Home Town Newspaper (For Publicity Purposes)

Home Town Newspaper Name:
Home Town Newspaper Address:
Newspaper Website:
Newspaper Email:
Add Additional Newspaper

Home Town Newspaper Name:
Home Town Newspaper Address:
Newspaper Website:
Newspaper Email:

EDUCATION

Please select one:

Currently In High School
Currently In Post-Secondary School

High School Attending
Expected Graduation Date
High School GPA
Name of Post-Secondary School Attending
Major
Name of University, College, Tech School
Major
Minor
GPA
# Of Semesters Completed
High School Attended
Graduated On
High School GPA

SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

4-H Club Member Years:
FFA Member Years:
4-H Offices Held:
FFA Offices Held:
Other Agricultural Organization Name and Years:
Offices Held:
Summary of Project/and or Farming Program Work:
Work Experience (on and off the farm - include duties performed):
Honors and Awards Received (4-H, FFA, Scholastic, Athletic, Community, etc.):
List Other Activities In School or The Community In Which You Participated In:

ESSAY (Please limit responses to 350 words or less for questions A – C, and 50 words or less for Question D.) Be sure to answer each part of the question.

A. Exports played a key role in 2014 as milk prices reached historic levels, but have declined due to a reduction in export opportunities. Trade agreements can be a precursor to greater opportunities—or greater competition. What value do trade agreements have and what is needed to improve milk prices?

B: The next Farm Bill is already being discussed as a new legislation will be considered for it in 2018, less than two years away. What are some key aspects that need to be changed and updated in this next Farm Bill in your opinion?

C: Dairy farmers face greater challenges from food consumers these days as information sources and simple facts become distorted in the marketplace. What role can the dairy industry and its members play to address these new challenges in our marketplace consumers.

D: In 50 words or less, what would you tell an urban consumer about dairy farming if they knew nothing about where their food came from?

PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS: NOTICE REGARDING FILE UPLOADS

Restrictions on file size: The maximum allowed total uploaded file size per form submission is 8MB.
EXAMPLE: If you upload 5 files that are 1.5MB each (7.5MB total) the form submission will be successful, but if you upload 5 files that are 3MB each (15MB total), it will fail.

Restrictions on file types: Accepted file types are: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif

Exceeding this file size limit or uploading files whose type are not in the "accepted types" list will cause your entire form submission to fail - EVEN IF IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SENT CORRECTLY.

DIGITAL PHOTO

Applicants are required to submit a digital photo for publicity purposes.
Photo to upload:

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

Any letters of recommendation, transcripts or proof of college admission that aren't included on this submission may be sent separately, via email or postal mail. All items must be postmarked before or on March 31st to have the application be considered complete.

Letters of Recommendation
Letter 1:
Letter 2:
 
Transcripts:
Letter of Acceptance:

By checking the 'I agree' button indicates that if chosen as a scholarship recipient, you hereby authorize FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative to use your photo for public relation purposes.

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