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    2015 Iowa State University Scholarship Recipient

    2015 Iowa State University Scholarship Recipient

    Iowa State University student Ella Meyer recently was awarded a scholarship by The Chicago Farmers. Ella is majoring in animal science and in the pre-veterinary medicine program at Iowa State. After two more years in the program, she hopes to advance to the veterinary medicine program at the university. Following graduation Ella plans to own a herd of Polled Hereford cattle in Iowa. She said a local veterinarian office that serves the community’s companion and production animals is her first choice for employment.

    Ella wrote to TCF, “As a hard working college student, I greatly appreciate the scholarship you have donated to me. I was class valedictorian of a small town high school in Iowa. From an early age, I knew that I wanted to work with animals. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else despite knowing how much hard work and dedication it takes to become a veterinarian.”

    While Ella completed her sophomore year at Iowa in the spring, she has a junior’s worth of credits. During the school year Ella helped to organize and present the Iowa State Block and Bridle Club’s Cyclone Classic cattle show. She said the show was a success and there was a very large attendance. Ella also was a teaching assistant, which she said was a good learning experience. Additionally, she gained practical experience through her work as an undergraduate laboratory research assistant in a lab on the university’s campus.

    Ella wrote that to achieve her goal of becoming a veterinarian, she has been helping a local vet. Also, over the past several years, she has shown cattle and supported the beef industry and the Hereford breed. Recently, she was the Iowa Hereford Queen. “I owe the Hereford Association for teaching me many life lessons and providing me with lifelong friends,” Ella wrote in her note to TCF.

    “My ultimate goal is to help my community by caring for our food animals and beloved pets,” Ella wrote. “Your generous scholarship will help me fund my eight years of college and will help me be the best veterinarian I can be for those who need me.”

    2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison Scholarship Recipient

    Wisconsin student receives TCF scholarship

    University of Wisconsin-Madison student Tyler Troiola recently received a scholarship from The Chicago Farmers. Tyler will be a senior this school year at the university where he is an Agricultural and Applied Economics major, with an emphasis in agronomy.

    Tyler’s family originally was from Brookfield, Illinois, but moved to Eagle, Wisconsin, when he was 13-years-old. In a letter to TCF, Tyler said that moving to Eagle allowed him to start helping out on his uncles’ cash crop farm, which he immensely enjoyed. “Not only did they teach me the value of hard work, I also learned countless skills and realized that I wanted to pursue a degree in agriculture,” wrote Tyler. “I decided on the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

    While at UW-Madison, Tyler has been involved with Badger Crops Club, Badger Dairy Club, World Dairy Expo, and Ag Business Management Club. He has served as Vice Noble Ruler of Management and Operations for the Iota chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho and Director of Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison. Tyler also completed a sales internship with AgriGold Hybrids, and he works  part-time during the school year at Bucky’s Butchery, the campus butcher shop and meat science lab. Upon graduation in May 2016, Tyler hopes to return to Eagle, Wisconsin, and farm with his uncles, who gave him his start in agriculture.