Madison, Wis. [March 4, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2022 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2022.
“The success of the dairy industry begins today with our youth. There is no greater investment into tomorrow than in supporting the children of our farm families by providing the means and resources for them to expand their education,” says John Rettler, dairy farmer of Neosho, Wis. and president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “Education is a cornerstone in the foundation of FarmFirst, which makes it no surprise that we’ve provided over $181,000 to more than 200 children of cooperative members. Their future contributions in their chosen professions will take many forms, and their innovative ideas and skills will help us meet the challenges of tomorrow.”
Applications are due March 31, 2022. To access the scholarship application form, to either submit online or to download the form, visit www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com For additional information call (608) 244-3373. Sons and daughters of members are encouraged to apply as the scholarship is not limited to applicants pursuing a career related to agriculture.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, an essay response, their future plans and career goals. All members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative and their children attending four-year universities, two-year technical programs or short courses in addition to high school seniors planning for post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Applicants must be the son or daughter of a current cooperative member.