Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. Announces Dane County 2015 Scholarship Recipients
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Inc. has announced the recipients of two scholarships presented to Dane County youth who were involved as volunteers in the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days held at the Statz Bros. Inc. Farm in Dane County. Scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of their volunteer efforts before and during the recent Dane County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, scholastic achievements, as well as school and community activities.
Danielle Barman, currently a senior at Marshall High School will receive a $2000 scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where she plans to major in Biochemistry or Biotechnology. An active volunteer at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Danielle worked in the food tent hosted by the Marshall FFA. She was also part of the Lodi Veterinary Clinic educational display located in the Youth Area at the show.
Danielle is a four-year FFA member, past student council member, a member of the Marshall volleyball team, and a member of Health Occupation Students of America. She has been the recipient of three academic awards. Danielle has been very active in her community, primarily through activities sponsored by 4-H and FFA such as Second Harvest Food Bank, the PALS Program, and tutoring.
Elizabeth Manthe, DeForest has been selected as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship which she will use to attend the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course this fall. Elizabeth volunteered to be part of the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days event, working in an information booth where she answered visitor's questions and provided directions to the different venues at the show.
Elizabeth has participated in numerous community activities including being a volunteer at the DeForest Triathlon and the Culvers Scoopie Night. She also was very involved with the FFA Fun Night and packaged Meals of Hope at the Washington Leadership Conference. In school, Elizabeth has been an FFA member for four years, serving as vice president in 2014-15. She was a SAE Dairy Production State Silver winner in 2014 and placed 2nd in the 2014 Safe Tractor Operator Contest.
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 by a different county each year. The 2016 show will be held July 19-21 at Snudden Farms located near Lake Geneva in Walworth County.