COTTAGE GROVE, WI, Jan. 10, 2019 – Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual scholarships. The cooperative recently presented 15 scholarships of $750 each to a group of local high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education. Scholarships were awarded during Landmark’s annual scholarship recipient luncheon attended by recipients and their parents as well as Landmark staff and members of the board of directors, on January 3 at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.
“It is our responsibility to invest in the future of agriculture. It is a pleasure to help students along their academic journey. By awarding scholarships, we are able to set students on a path to success,” emphasized Jon Prochnow, vice-chairman of LSC.
The Landmark scholarship program encourages academic, professional and leadership development. Landmark is delighted to announce the 2018 winners: Eric Ranke – Waterford, parents Kevin & Amy; Julia Mitchell – Winnebago, IL, parents Tim & Lisa ; Dylan Steiner – Juda, parents Jeremy & Amy; Carlie Rademacher – Cottage Grove, parents Brian & Nikki; Madison Melms – Orfordville, parent Mitch; Ashley Nelson – Stoughton, parents David Nelson and Rita Nelson; Kathleen Yanke – Prairie Du Sac, parents Herb & Cathy; Courtney Uhlenhake – Burlington, parents Ken & Judy; Kevin Schmidt – Monroe, parents Tim & Nancy; Dane Trustem – Evansville, parents Sandy Larson and Jim Trustem; Stacy Graff – Markesan, parents Tim & Kim; Jacob Roche – Rio, parents John & Deb; Hailey Schoenherr – Columbus, parents Tom & Bonnie; Carly Strauss – Lake Mills, parents Bruce & Tammy; Savannah Siegler – Burlington, parents Jerry & Marleen.
Landmark has awarded 365 scholarships totaling $234,250 to date to students since 1989 in support of building a strong future for its members, its communities and the world. “Landmark Services Cooperative continually demonstrates a commitment to investing in the future of agriculture. One of the ways Landmark does this is through their annual scholarship program aimed at supporting co-op members’ children pursuing post-secondary education opportunities. This year’s recipients exhibited not only high levels of academic achievement, but also extraordinary accomplishments in their personal, extra-curricular and work endeavors,” says Ethan Giebel of WCCU Credit Union.
Recipients were selected from a pool of applicants based on cumulative grade point average, leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal motivation and academic and career goals. All members and employees of Landmark Services Cooperative and their children attending four-year universities, two-year technical programs or short courses and high school seniors planning for post-secondary education were eligible to apply for the awards.
Landmark Services Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products and services. For 85+ years, Landmark has provided farm-related products and services to its more than 11,000 members in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Employing more than 300 full-time people and reaching sales in excess of $373 million, Landmark provides a customer service-oriented approach in the communities it serves. For more information, visit landmark.coop, or call 800-236-3276.
Cutline: LSC recently presented 15 scholarships of $750 each to a group of local high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education. Pictured from left to right (back row): Dane Trustem, Jacob Roche, Julia Mitchell, Carlie Rademacher, Carly Strauss, Ashley Nelson. Left to right (front row): Hailey Schoenherr, Madison Melms, Savannah Siegler, Courtney Uhlenhake, Dylan Steiner.