In memory of John Klossner
The Badger Dairy Club offers one $500 scholarship to a qualified incoming freshman that will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall semester. They must have a clear interest in joining the Badger Dairy Club and maintain a good standing. The scholarship recipient will be awarded at a club meeting in the fall semester of the scholarship year.
This award is in honor of the late John Klossner, a young man who touched many lives during his short Badger Dairy Club career. John tragically passed away in an accident while exhibiting at one of his favorite events, the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. John was active in the Green County Junior Holstein Association and served on the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Junior Activities Committee. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was an active member in Badger Dairy Club and Alpha Gamma Rho. He was also an accomplished cattle showman and had won many awards. This scholarship was established to award youth that have a similar passion for and involvement in the dairy industry that John exemplified.
Download the scholarship PDF: BDC Incoming Freshman Scholarship in Memory of John Klossner PDF
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Clarissa is from Valders, WI, and majors in Dairy Science. She enjoys competing with her county teams for both dairy bowl and dairy judging and currently works on her parents’ Registered Holstein farm, Ragnar Holsteins. She hopes to pursue a career in marketing so she can combine her love of art, travel, and the dairy industry.
Clarissa has undeniably shown her love for the industry as she grew up, and it has only flourished in her short time here in BDC. Her willingness to work with and improve the club highlighted her as the ideal candidate. Congratulations, Clarissa!
Emma is from Maribel, WI, and majored in Agricultural Business Management. She lives on her parents’ second generation dairy where they milk 120 registered Jerseys, 15 of which she owns along with 1 Holstein. After graduation, Emma hopes to work for the American Jersey Cattle Association and return to her home farm or another dairy.
Emma’s passion for the industry, club involvement, and drive to be an active member in the coming years made her stand out as the perfect candidate for the scholarship. Congratulations, Emma!
Jared is from Brussels, WI and majored in Dairy Science. He plans to take over the family farm upon graduation. He was raised on a small 40-cow farm where he has been purchasing cattle to integrate into the herd.
Jared’s demonstration of work ethic, involvement in the dairy industry, and commitment to the club thus far made him an ideal candidate for this scholarship.