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East Central/Select Sires Honor 8 Students
August 21st 2012

East Central/Select Sires Honors 8 Students


East Central/Select Sires awarded eight $250 scholarships to students enrolled in the UW-Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC). 

Scholarship recipients who will be attending FISC for their first year are as follows:

Karl Koneck, son of Robert and Laurie Koneck of Waupun. He plans on earning specialties in Dairy Farm Management, Farm Mechanics and/or Pature-Based Dairy/Livestock.

Sean Brown, son of Angela Davis-Brown and Mark Brown of Dodgeville. Sean plans on returning home to the family farm and to continue dairy farming after earning his Dairy Herd Management certificate.

Amanda Luck, daughter of Jonathan and Lori Luck of Waupun. She plans on solely studying Dairy Herd Management.

Lucas Hopkins, son of Laurel Hopkins of Kettle Moraine wants to learn more about the dairy industry, crops and soils.

Scholarship recipients who will be attending FISC for their second year are as follows:

David Smits, son of Dan and Nancy Smits. David will be returning to FISC for his second year in hopes to learn more and make new friends.

Gregory Zimdars, son of David and Audrey Zimdars will be returning for a second year to finish his certificates in Meat Animal Science and Crop Science.

Ryan Lauber, son of Mark and Julie Lauber of Unior Grove will be returning to FISC to continue his education in Dairy Cattle Management and Reproduction.

Nicholas Schuster, son of Ivan and Mary Schuster of Campbellsport. He earned his Dairy Herd Management certificate last year and would like to return to FISC to study sales and marketing this year.

All of these students achieved academically and have shown outstanding leadership ability to qualify them for this scholarship. All were recognized at the recent East Central/Select Sires annual meeting in Madison.  For more information about this scholarship program or for an application, contact the Farm and Industry Short Course office at 608-263-3918.


East Central/Select Sires is a professional, artificial breeding cooperative serving dairy and livestock producers in southernWisconsin.  As a member-owner of Select Sires located nearPlain City,Ohio, East Central helps make up the largest Artificial Insemination (A.I.) cooperative in the world.  They provide highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying livestock breeders withAmerica’s best genetics at a reasonable price.




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