BROOKINGS, S.D. (5/11/2015) – The Swiftel Center Dairy Fest committee awarded two $500 scholarships to South Dakota State University students at the 2015 SDSU Dairy Science Scholarship Banquet. Megan Viland and Megan Schaefer were selected as scholarship recipients.
Scholarship funds came from 2014 Dairy Fest sponsorships. The festival was held for the first time in 2014 with the mission to provide a free, family-friendly festival to help educate consumers about the Dairy Industry and the future of Dairy Youth Education.
Megan Viland is a Dairy Production, and Ag Education, Communications and Leadership Major anticipating graduation December 2015. Megan is from Pipestone, MN and is very active in SDSU Track and Field and the SDSU Dairy Club. She conducted an internship with the University of Minnesota Extension.
Megan Schaefer is a Dairy Production Major anticipating graduation May 2017. Megan is from Paynesville, MN and is President of the SDSU Dairy Club and editor of the Dairy Digest. She conducted an internship as a Field Service intern with AMPI.
The SDSU Dairy Science Scholarship Banquet was held April 13 with 296 people in attendance including students and their families, alumni, producers, processors, supporting industry personnel, faculty and their families, university administration, South Dakota Department of Agriculture personnel including the Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch, and friends.
The 2015 Dairy Fest will take place June 5 and 6 at the Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD. To learn more, join the Dairy Fest event www.facebook.com/events/617391361726809/
and visit www.facebook.com/swiftelcenter. For more information about the Swiftel Center, please visit www.swiftelcenter.com
or call (605) 692-7539.