Scholorship Info  03/24/21 9:28:30 AM

2021 Winners

College & Technical College Scholarships
 
Annually, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association offers scholarships to youth. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded in each of Equity’s 10 districts, as well as two $750 technical college scholarships. Students applying for the college scholarships must be at least a junior status at a four-year college/university. Technical college applicants need to have completed at least one semester at a technical college or short course.
 
Applicants must also supply general information about themselves, describe their farm, provide leadership and educational opportunities, and tell us why they are interested in their chosen career path.
 
Applicants will be scored on their scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, leadership, and a written essay summarizing educational goals and future career plans.
 
“As we look to the future of agriculture, our board of directors is dedicated to helping today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders,” says Curt Larson, President and CEO. “Our goal is to encourage more young people to pursue agricultural careers.”
 
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Equity operates 11 auction markets and has collection points in Ettrick, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan, and has a hog and cattle marketing center in Arlington, Wisconsin. Equity services producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses.
 
The corporate college scholarships are due by Monday, November 29, 2021, for the 2022 scholarships, awarded in January.
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High School Scholarships Offered by Shipping Associations

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative made up of 34 local shipping associations, who each have their own board of directors and high school scholarship programs. Students applying for these scholarships must be high school students who plan to attend continuing education. Each board offers different amounts, deadlines and qualifications, so that is why contact name and number is listed for each in the listing below, by district. If you need to look up your district and association number, please use the Patron Info tab on this website and under Association Information, you just need to insert your zip code, which will then explain how to correctly identify your association.

The following associations offer high school scholarships:
District I
6 - Equity Kettle Moraine Lakeside Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Charlie Held at (262) 644-8270
13 – Equity Rock River Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Larry Bischoff at (920) 285-3097
4 Equity Southern Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Heather Dorn at (608) 290-3688
23 – Equity Columbian Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Craig Statz at (608) 575-2912
District II
93 – Equity Ripon-Lomira Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Bob Galdi at (920) 517-3233
District IV
14 – Equity Northeast Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Jeff Engebretsen at (715) 853-3265
16 Bonduel Livestock Cooperative Shipping Association – Contact Dennis Bergsbaken at (715) 853-1185
District V
69 – Farmers Cooperative Marketing Association of Price County – Contact Marianne Kerner at (715) 339-3128
75 – Equity Stratford Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Allan Cihlar at (715) 692-6230
District VI
60 – Beef River Livestock Cooperative – Contact Larry Drangstveit at (715) 287-4797
86 – Equity Buffalo-Pepin Marketing Cooperative – Contact Rick Treu at (608) 863-0799
5 – Equity Chippewa Valley Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Les Danielson at (715) 313-0309
72 – Equity Western Livestock Marketing Cooperative – Contact Steve Ackerlund at (715) 962-4447
92 – Rusk County Cooperative Shipping Association – Contact Don Hoffelt at (715) 868-7889
 
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