Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Inc, has announced the recipients of two scholarships presented to youth who were involved as volunteers in the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days held at Ebert Enterprises in Kewaunee County. Scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of their volunteer efforts before and during the recent Kewaunee County Show, scholastic achievements, as well as school and community activities. Scholarship recipients must live in Kewaunee County or an adjoining county.
Jesse Steinhorst, Kewaunee, currently a senior at Kewaunee High School, will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend the Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, where he intends to study Dairy Technology. An extremely active volunteer at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Jesse helped to lay out tent city, was involved in erecting the fence around tent city, as well as working in Innovation Square and helping to park cars. He also was involved with the state soil judging contest held on the first day of the show.
Jesse is a four-year FFA member and has held the positions of chaplain, treasurer, vice president and will serve as the chapter president this coming year. He has been awarded the Green Hand Degree, Chapter Degree, and Star Chapter Green Hand Degree. He has been very active in school athletics where he has been involved in football, cross country, and wrestling.
Jesse has been involved in numerous community activities including working in the concessions stand at the fish hatchery open house, parking cars for both the Breakfast on the Farm and the FFA Alumni Tractor Pull. He also worked to set up the petting zoo at his school. He has showed beef for several years at the Kewaunee County Fair, winning championships with his steers and placing high in the showmanship classes. In recent years he has helped out several younger beef showman with their animals.
Meghan LaCrosse, Forestville, is currently a senior at Southern Door High School and will receive a $1,000 scholarship to study Agricultural Biochemistry. She volunteered in the Youth Area at the 2017 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.
Meghan has been a long time member of the East Maplewood Beavers 4-H Club where she served as sergeant of arms and secretary. She has also been a member of the Kewaunee County Junior Holstein Association and has exhibited market animals at the Door County Fair.
Meghan has been very active in school activities, playing varsity basketball, softball, and volleyball for the past three years. She has also served as the class president during her junior and senior years. Meghan has been a member of the National Honor Society for the past three years.
Community activities include working with the Relay for Life, serving as a youth volleyball and basketball camp helper, and working as a Vacation Bible School helper at her church. She has also served as a "Big Sister" for the past 4 years.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is one of the largest outdoor farm shows in the United States and the only show of its kind that is organized and hosted entirely by volunteers in a different county each year. The 2018 show will be held July 10-12, hosted jointly by Sternweis Farm/ Heiman Holsteins, located near Marshfield in Wood County.