Seven scholarship recipients awarded by CentralStar Cooperative

CentralStar Cooperative

CentralStar Cooperative, serving dairy and beef producers in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, is awarding seven individuals with $1,000 scholarships this summer for the upcoming school year.

In addition to offering school information, applicants had to write five, 300-word essays on varying subjects and one 500-word essay about their experiences that demonstrate a commitment to the agriculture industry.
“We always have a strong group of applicants, so the judging process is intense,” commented Dori Lichty, communication specialist. “It’s great to see such enthusiasm from youth about the future of the agriculture industry and their desire to be involved.”
Pursuing education in agricultural-related fields, the following individuals will receive scholarship funds. Kathleen Yanke, Prairie du Sac, Wis., is the daughter of Herb and Cathy Yanke, Yanke Prairie Farms, Ltd. Collin Weltzien, Arcadia, Wis., is the son of Keith and Karen Weltzien, Weltzien Farms. Jessica Magdanz, Pine River, Wis., is from Magdanz Dairy, LLC, and is the daughter of Dan and Medora Magdanz. Sisters, Marie and Grace Haase, Somerset, Wis., daughters of Jason and Rose Haase, Haase Dairy Inc, will both receive scholarships. Rounding out the list of winners is Megan Breuch, Stoughton, Wis., daughter of Willie and Laurie Breuch, and Colin Wussow, Cecil, Wis., son of Ron and Nicolle Wussow, Milk-n-More Farms and Harvesting, LLC.
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy

records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at

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