Moorse receives FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarship

Grady Moorse of Minneota recently was selected as a FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarship winner.
Moorse, the son of Greg and Becky Moorse, is a 2020 graduate of Minneota High School. He is one of 27 high school and collegiate students the cooperative awarded over $21,000 in scholarships to those pursuing postsecondary education.
Moorse is pursuing a degree in Dairy Operations at the Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD.
Since 2013, FarmFirst has generously provided scholarships to 192 students, awarding over $166,000 to date.
"Within a short time, I have witnessed Grady to be one of the most genuine and hard-working students I have had over my 30-year teaching career," said Mary Noyes, Minneota High School Language Arts Instructor. "Grady is dedicated to being successful and is always respectful and kind.”
"He sets goals for himself, yet he takes the time to help others. Grady consistently is on-task, sets goals, works to achieve them, and is not one to waste time. While he is highly focused on his work, he often takes time to help other students. Grady goes above and beyond what is required, and he often helps when help is needed without being asked. He is well-liked and respected by his classmates. People respect him because of his compassionate personality, love for life, and work ethic."
Scholarship recipients were selected based on leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, essay responses and their future plans and career goals.
All members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative and their children attending four-year universities, two-year technical programs or short courses, and high school seniors planning for postsecondary education were eligible to apply for the scholarships.
"This truly an outstanding scholarship program made possible by the commitment of board members and leaders throughout the years to support future endeavors of our youngest generation involved in agriculture," said Julie Sweney, FarmFirst Director of Communications and Marketing. "As students pursue and build their careers, they know that FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is supporting them."
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, established in 2012, is based in Madison, WI. It represents farmers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
"Education is a vital piece to the foundation of our cooperative, for our members today and our future members, which includes today's youth," said Jeff Lyon, General Manage of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.
"FarmFirst continues to dedicate resources to building up the next generation of agricultural leaders by giving back to our members and their families. When these students succeed, in the classroom and later on in their careers, we all succeed."

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