Dairy Promo Board Gives Scholarship

Francesca Frederick has received the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board’s $1,000 dairy youth scholarship. For two summers, Frederick was a part of the milking demonstration crew at the Wisconsin State Fair.

“This job is important because the fairgoers that come through Dairy Lane and/or watch a milking demo might not have another opportunity to see cows, calves, and goats, or hear about the state of Wisconsin’s dairy industry,” Frederick said. “We have to be friendly, approachable, outgoing, and enthusiastic so fairgoers have a positive experience and take valuable information and understanding about the dairy industry back to their homes and communities.”

Frederick studies at UW-Platteville majoring in animal science with an ag business minor. She also belongs to Sigma Alpha, Block and Bridle, Agribusiness Club and Ag Council at the university. Her resume includes Wilson Prairie View Hog Farms and Enloe Dairy LLC.

“While the past year has been one of limited chances to celebrate youth in person, we are excited to be able to continue to present this scholarship,” promotion board President Nicole Barlass said.