Greenwood’s Wyatt Artac Receives FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarship

Wyatt Artac - Submitted Photo

$21,000 was awarded to 27 members’ children to pursue higher education

Submitted – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative congratulates Wyatt Artac of Greenwood, Wis. as a 2020 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarship recipient. The cooperative recently awarded over $21,000 in scholarships to 27 high school and collegiate students pursuing postsecondary education.

Since 2013, FarmFirst has generously provided scholarships to 192 individuals, awarding more than $166,000 throughout the past eight years.

“This is truly an outstanding scholarship program, made possibly by the commitment of members and board leaders throughout the years to support the future endeavors of our youngest generation involved in agriculture,” says Julie Sweney, Director of Communications & Marketing for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “As students pursue and build their careers, they know that FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is supporting them.”

Wyatt Artac, son of Wayne & Lisa Artac from Greenwood, Wis. will be a freshman this fall while pursuing a degree as a diesel technician at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

“It takes a special student to excel in an area that requires a high level of knowledge and a certain set of skills. Wyatt’s hard work ethic, attention to detail, and passion for his craft allows him to be a contributing member to his team,” says Noah Werner, Greenwood High School’s Technology Education Teacher. “Above all of Wyatt’s great attributes one of them stands above the rest, his willingness to help others. He is a member of 4-H, FFA and the Greenwood Fire/EMS Department. There are not a lot of high school students that are willing to put their life on the line for others, Wyatt has done just that.”

“Education is a vital piece to the foundation of our cooperative, for our members today and our future members, which includes today’s youth. FarmFirst continues to dedicate resources to building up the next generation of agricultural leaders by giving back to our members and their families,” says Jeff Lyon, General Manager of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “When these students succeed, in the classroom and later on in their careers, we all succeed.”

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.

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, established in 2013 and based in Madison, Wis., represents farmers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana by providing legislative and regulatory advocacy, dairy marketing services, disaster protection, laboratory testing opportunities and industry promotion. FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is a merger of three long-time prominent Wisconsin-based cooperatives. Learn more about FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative by visiting: www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com.

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