High School: Spencer High School, 2016
College Attending: UW-River Falls, Animal Science and Bio-technology
Andrew’s goal is to pursue an agriculture education to help advance and eventually manage his family’s farm. Andrew enjoys all aspects of agriculture, but is especially interested in selecting plant varietals and plant and animal genetics. His work with chicken breeders from other states, and testing and growing Indian corn are activities he finds not only interesting, but fun as well.
As a high school student, Andrew’s leadership skills included involvement in FFA as the Chapter President, participation in the Shady Lane 4-H Club and volunteer roles with the Agriculture Literacy Program, among others. Academically advanced, Andrew also enrolled in college credit coursework during high school to continue to challenge himself and get a head start on his college career.
High School: Rosholt High School, 2016
College Attending: UW-River Falls, Crop and Soil Science
Brea has a goal of making advancements in the agriculture field, and is pursuing a major in crop and social science to make an impact on her local community and her family farm.
Brea’s extracurricular activities in high school directly related to her interest in agriculture, including Rosholt FFA, Rosholt Pioneers 4-H and June Dairy Day Committee. Brea also participated in high school extracurricular activities, including student council, class officer, math league, National Honors Society, Badger Girls State and multiple sports.
Brea used her employment opportunities to further her agriculture skills, including gaining experience at Shulfer’s Sprinklers and Landscaping where she advised on plant purchases and cared for the crops. At Yenter Farms, Brea managed herd health, ran irrigation systems and helped with field work.
High School: River Valley High School, 2016
College Attending: UW-Platteville, Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Studies
Becoming a veterinarian was something Kara dreamed of beginning in 3rd grade. And today, she is making that dream come true. Kara is pursuing an Animal Science major on a pre-veterinary track, with a goal of attending the UW-Madison Veterinary Medicine School.
While in high school, Kara was an active member of her community, including holding leadership positions in FFA, participation in 4-H and National Honor Society and volunteer for local non-profit organizations. She raised prize-winning farm animals, enrolled in agriculture education courses and grew, harvested and sold her own sweet corn to save money for college. She experienced a multitude of employment opportunities, including veterinary assistant at Spring Green Animal Hospital.
High School: Pulaski High School, 2016
College Attending: UW-Madison, Food Science
With a goal of strengthening the wellness of others and the earth through nourishing farming and sustainable and healthy eating, Tim is pursuing a major in Food Science. Tim’s ultimate goal after completing his bachelor’s degree is to work in rural areas to advance eco-friendly agriculture and work with organic farmers and charitable groups such as Feed America. He also intends on studying Spanish so to study and learn from other countries, such as Costa Rica, which not only has a rich food culture, but also utilizes renewable resources for most of its energy.
To get a start first-hand, Tim created a garage-sized garden to plant, grow and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, while creating little-to-no waste for the environment. He was a leader in high school, participating in National Honors Society, Spanish Club, Mu Alpha Theta and a variety of community service activities. Tim was recognized for his many achievements through receiving a variety of honors and awards, including Badger Boys State, Diploma al Merito, President’s Education Awards Program and School Academic Achievement Award, among others.