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MADISON, WI -- The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students.

“Education is the foundation of a successful industry,” says Lane Sollenberger, DCHA President. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s producers, technicians and veterinarians. We are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to the DCHA membership to support a student who strives to work in the calf and heifer segment after graduation.”

The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in an agriculture-related program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-high school education. An individual may only receive the scholarship once.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

• Be a member of DCHA; or the son, daughter or legal dependent of a DCHA member

• Have completed at least one year of post-high school education

• Be an enrolled student in good standing at an accredited college or university

• Be enrolled in a field of agriculture (e.g. dairy science, animal/veterinary science, agricultural technical course, ag communications, etc.) or in a course of study with relevance to agriculture; preference given to dairy calf and heifer related fields

Download a copy of the application: http://bit.ly/DCHAscholarship

Applications must be received by end of business day on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. They can be emailed to info@calfandheifer.org.

The 2017 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during the annual conference, April 11-13, 2017 at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wis. The conference, themed “Sky’s the Limit,” will include producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions on hot-button topics, farm tours, networking opportunities and more.

Last year’s conference drew more than 500 attendees including dairy calf and heifer raisers from 27 states and 10 countries, representing more than 1 million cattle.

For more information or to join DCHA, visit www.calfandheifer.org, call (855) 400-DCHA (3242) or email info@calfandheifer.org.

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