Insight FS Awards Scholarships to 10 Area Youth Pursuing a Career in Agriculture

Insight FS Awards Scholarships to 10 Youth Pursuing a Career in Agriculture

JEFFERSON, Wis. (June 1, 2019) – Insight FS awarded 10, $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing a degree in agriculture. 

“At Insight FS, we feel it is vitally important to support area agriculture and the next generation of leaders in ag,” said Dave Mottet, general manager at Insight FS. “The applications prove that the future of agriculture throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula will be bright.”

Scholarship applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, active participation in local and state clubs or groups promoting agriculture and environmental stewardship, leadership potential, and essay responses. To be eligible, the student must be the dependent of an employee or patron of Insight FS. The student must also maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale.

Scholarship recipients included:

Morgyn Haumschild, a graduating senior at Auburndale High School, will attend UW-River Falls in the Fall. She plans to major in Dairy Science.

Grace Link, of Stoughton, will continue her pursuit of a degree in agricultural communications at Iowa State University.

Carley Krull, from Lake Mills, is currently a junior at Iowa State University pursuing a degree in dairy science and international agriculture.

Colin Wussow is a senior at Bonduel High School and plans to attend UW-River Falls majoring in agricultural business in the fall.

Samuel Jesse, from Lodi, will begin his senior year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison next year studying agronomy.

Kirstin Novak, a recent graduate from Palmyra-Eagle high school, will attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison to pursue a degree in agricultural business management.

Tiffany Van Buren, from Waupun, will start her sophomore year at South Dakota State. She is studying dairy production.

Katrina Pokorny is a graduating senior at Waupun Area High School. She will attend UW - Eau Claire in the Fall to advocate for agriculture within the public health major.

Samantha Schuessler from Antigo attends California Polytechnic State University while pursuing a degree in dairy science, with an agricultural communications minor.

Audrey Pelikan, from Jefferson, is majoring in soil and crop science and environmental horticulture at UW-Platteville this Fall.

Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, Wis., serving patrons in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Insight FS is an agricultural cooperative with annual sales of $270 million (FY 2018 data) providing agronomy, energy, feed, turf and agri-finance products and services, as well as grain marketing. Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK System. More information is available at insightfs.com.

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Compilation Photo
Top Row (L to R): Samantha Schuessler, Colin Wussow, Morgyn Haumschild, Carley Krull and Tiffany Van Buren.
Bottom Row (L to R): Katrina Pokorny, Grace Link, Audrey Pelikan, Sam Jesse and Kirstin Novak.