Gopher Dairy Club Recognizes Douglas Siem Scholarship Recipient

April 01, 2021

The Douglas Siem Memorial Award is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually in memory of Douglas Siem, a former Gopher Dairy Club member. The recipient is the highest-ranking applicant among prospective dairy students who apply for the New Student Scholarship Program of the Gopher Dairy Club.

Matthew was born and raised on his family’s sixth-generation dairy farm in Wisconsin. After his family sold the milking cows, he and his sister decided to offer heifer boarding services at their farm. Matthew has been a member of 4-H and FFA where he exhibited and judged dairy cattle with much success including winning reasons at the North American International Livestock Exposition in 2019. He has been very active within the Wisconsin Holstein Association and currently serves as chair of the Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee. Congratulations Matthew!