Envision Greater Fond du Lac’s Agri-Business Council has selected the winners of the 2020 Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council Scholarship and the Fond du Lac Area Foundation Harold Reinecke Scholarship.
The Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council Scholarship is available to individuals from the Fond du Lac County area pursuing post-secondary training at a university, trade school, technical college, UW-Short Course, etc. in the fields of agriculture or agri-business. The Fond du Lac Area Foundation Harold Reinecke Scholarship honors the long-time county extension agent by establishing this scholarship to aid young people preparing for careers in agriculture.
This year’s winners of the Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council Scholarship are Keegan Bruins, son of Karl & Susan Bruins, who attended Laconia High School and is now studying Agri-Business with a minor in Soil and Crop Science at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville; Kaylee Mess, daughter of Austin & Deb Mess, who attended Laconia High School and is now studying Agricultural Education at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville; Elizabeth Ries, daughter of Allen & Amy Ries, who attended Lomira High School and is now studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin- Madison; Katlynn Steffes, daughter of Mark & Missy Steffes, from New Holstein High School who intends to study Agricultural Education at the Agricultural Education; and Cayley Vande Berg, daughter of Chad & Tammy Vande Berg, from Laconia High School who intends to study Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural Business at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls.
This year’s Harold Reinecke Scholarship recipient is Katrina Pokorny. Katrina is the daughter of Doyle & Kim Pokorny. She will graduate from Waupun Area Jr./Sr. High School then plans to attend the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where she plans to study Environmental Public Health.