A Wisconsin native has been named the recipient of the 2021 Robert H. Rumler MBA Scholarship, given by Holstein Association USA. Trent Dado, Fitchburg, Wisconsin, is a self-employed member of GPS Dairy Consulting and works as an independent nutrition and management consultant for dairy farms in the upper Midwest. He is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside.
“I hope through my MBA program to develop a better understanding of business outside of agriculture and find ways for dairy to navigate the challenges ahead,” Dado says. Dado has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a master’s degree in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. While in college he was involved in the Animal Science Graduate Student Club, FarmHouse Fraternity, Gopher Dairy Club, National Agri-Marketing Association, Gopher Crops and Soils Club, and Dairy Judging team. Dado serves on the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Committee for the Dairy Business Association and is a member of the Whole Cottonseed Advisory Council. He also enjoys staying involved on his family’s farm, Four Hands Holsteins, located in Amery, Wisconsin.
“Another key work and life experience that has greatly impacted my career and character was growing up on my family’s dairy,” Dado said. “As for most with a similar upbringing, it provided the skills of hard work, teamwork, perseverance, and getting my hands dirty.”
The $3,000 scholarship was established in 1984 by Holstein Association USA, Inc. to encourage deserving and qualified individuals with a bachelor’s degree in dairy production to obtain a master’s degree in business administration. The scholarship program honors former Executive Secretary Rober H. Rumler. He led the Association for 25 years and believed U.S. agribusiness needs and deserves the best trained, most highly qualified leaders the nation’s educational system and practical experiences can provide. For more information about the Robert H. Rumler MBA Scholarship, visit www.holsteinusa.com and click on Awards.