Central Plains Dairy Foundation Awards Scholarship

April 24, 2021

Ashley is a top student studying Agricultural Communications & Marketing and involved in several extracurricular activities, including the collegiate dairy judging program at the University. Ashley was described as an impressive leader, an incredible scholar, a wonderful communicator, and a top sportsman who carries herself in a confident and professional manner. Ashley will serve as a leader in the agricultural industry – she describes her dream job as a career that “involves positively impacting the agricultural industry and its people.” This drive to have an impact is not only shown through her words, but through action and experience. In Ashley’s application, she writes “...it takes courageous and driven leaders who are willing to connect with people outside of agriculture for advocacy work to have the greatest impact.” Based on her resume and letters of recommendation, Ashley lives up to these words every day.
“The future of agriculture and our dairy industry lies in the hands of our young leaders,” says Chris Maxwell, Executive Director of the Central Plains Dairy Foundation. “We are very grateful to the Ericksons for providing this wonderful opportunity to Ashley and supporting her in the pursuit of creating a strong future for our industry."