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Michigan high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy industry have until Jan. 9 to apply for the 2015 Michigan Dairy Ambassador Scholarship and Leadership Program.
 

Source: Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Megghan Honke, honkemeg@anr.msu.edu

Michigan Dairy Ambassador Scholarship and Leadership Program Seeks 2015 Applicants


Michigan high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy industry have until Jan. 9 to apply for the 2015 Michigan Dairy Ambassador Scholarship and Leadership Program.

“The Michigan Dairy Ambassador Program offers leadership development opportunities to more future dairy professionals than ever before,” said Michigan Dairy Ambassador program coordinator Alex Schnabelrauch. “It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a program that prepares youth to be first-rate representatives of the dairy industry.”

Up to six candidates from each division will be invited to attend a daylong training on Feb. 6, the second day of the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Attendees will be equipped with the messaging and training needed to communicate effectively with consumers, in-person and online, as 2015 GLRDC Dairy Ambassadors.

A panel of industry judges will evaluate each ambassador on the basis of his or her application, introduction and participation throughout the training to select one junior (grades 9-12) and one senior (college students up to age 22) dairy ambassador representative. Representatives will be the primary faces and voices of the dairy ambassador program at a variety of dairy-related educational, industry and promotional events held across the state. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the senior representative, and $1,000 will be awarded to the junior representative. Those not selected will receive a $50 per day stipend for any events they attend at the request of the program administrators.

Students interested in applying for the 2015 Michigan Dairy Ambassador Scholarship and Leadership Program can download an application at http://glrdc.msu.edu/ambassadors or contact Megghan Honke at 517-884-7089. Applications must be submitted electronically to honkemeg@anr.msu.edu and will be accepted until Jan. 9. The 2015 GLRDC is slated for Feb. 5-7 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center in Frankenmuth.

For conference schedule and registration information, visit www.glrdc.msu.edu or contact Megghan Honke.