Two college students from Michigan Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) member families are among the five recipients of Mideast Area scholarships for 2019. Each year, the Mideast Area selects college students from members’ farms who excel in their extracurricular activities, academics and dairy farming work ethic and represent the future of the dairy industry.
“Three Mideast Council members selected the winners from the many applications that were received,” said Heather McCann, Mideast Area director of public affairs, governance and administrative. “These students were chosen for their commitment to the dairy industry and the agricultural community as well as their academic records.”
The two Michigan 2019 scholarship recipients are:
- Shannon Good, daughter of James and Tara Good of Caledonia, Mich., will be a freshman at Michigan State University, majoring in animal science. Good has been involved with 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts and several other activities. “I have a deep passion for the dairy industry and have worked diligently to promote it throughout my community,” Good said. “I have worked extremely hard on my family’s dairy farm and am looking forward to becoming an official business partner after I graduate college.”
- Jessica Nash, daughter of Kevin and Pam Nash of Caledonia, Mich., is a sophomore at Michigan State University, studying dairy management. She has been active in several dairy-related activities like dairy judging and quiz bowl while a member of 4-H and FFA in high school. “I have a passion for this industry, and I know that in my future career I will be serving the farmers of this great nation,” Nash said. “I prioritize the growth of others before the needs of my own because I know that the world is much bigger than I am.”
Endowed DFA scholarships are available at several Mideast Area land grant universities for select agricultural majors. Combined, DFA’s endowed scholarships, contributions to the Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarship Fund and these at-large scholarships will support the educational goals of 20 Mideast Area students by awarding more than $20,000 in scholarships.
For additional information about DFA scholarships, visit www.dfamilk.com/careers/scholarships or call Heather McCann at 1-800-837-6776, ext. 7986.