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    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.