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National Dairy Shrine Announces Kildee Scholarships

Denmark, WI. The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of their Kildee scholarships for 2018. This scholarship has been awarded since 1950 to an outstanding graduate student in a dairy related field. Dean H.H. Kildee was a renowned educator at Iowa State University and this scholarship honors his great service to the future of the dairy industry.

Receiving a H.H. Kildee Graduate Studies $3,000 Scholarship is Gabriella Sorg of Hastings, Minnesota. Gabriella attended the University of Minnesota and will be entering graduate school at the University of Minnesota in Agricultural Economics. While in college she was very successful in dairy judging placing highly at the national contest at World Dairy Expo, the NAILE contest in Louisville and the All American in Harrisburg. Gabriella served as the President of the Midwest Regional Student Affiliate Division of ADSA as well as an officer in the Gopher Dairy Club. Throughout her studies she has been extremely involved in agricultural youth programming to develop leadership skills, gain dairy knowledge and build relationships with young dairy enthusiasts. In graduate school Gabriella plans on studying issues that affect management, financial stability and policy in dairy production. Ms Sorg hopes that her research will return benefits to dairy farmers like her family whether it is in educational tools for better management or exploring new economic policies that positively impact the dairy industry.

Trent Dado of Amery, Wisconsin, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the H.H. Kildee Undergraduate Studies $1000 Scholarship. He attended the University of Minnesota and majored in Animal Science. Trent has been very successful in dairy cattle judging, dairy bowl and FFA speaking events. His leadership roles included; Vice President of the Minnesota Farm House Fraternity, numerous activities in the Gopher Dairy Club and Agriculture Education Club. During 2017-2018 Dado has served in the UM Ruminant Nutrition Laboratory as a Technician and Safety Manager. This experience has led him to enroll at the University of Minnesota for a Masters Degree in Ruminant Nutrition. Trent’s ultimate goal is to work for an animal nutrition company in on-farm research trials or as a nutrition consultant.

The annual National Dairy Shrine Scholarship & Awards Banquet will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on Thursday October 4th at 5:30 PM. For more information about the students being recognized by National Dairy Shrine or tickets for the Awards Banquet, contact the NDS office at info@dairyshrine.org. Additional information on National Dairy Shrine membership or other activities is also available at www.dairyshrine.org. Dairy enthusiasts are encouraged to become a part of the most important dairy organization helping to inspire future dairy leaders, honor current dairy leaders, preserve dairy history, and promote the dairy industry.

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