Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 15, 1998, Image 266

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    Page "26—Ag Progress Section 2, Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 15, 1998
National Dairy Shrine
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Kildee Scholarship
Christopher Holcomb, Newber
ry, Fla., has been selected to re
ceive the prestigious Kildee
Scholarship from the National
Dairy Shrine. The $3,000 scholar
ship is awarded annually for ad
vanced study by students who
have excelled in dairy cattle judg
ing.
A graduate student at the Uni
versity of Florida studying dairy
nutition, Holcomb also serves as
coach for the university’s dairy
judging team.
Holcomb received his first re
gistered Guernsey as a gift at the
age of nine. Since then he has
been raising, showing and judging
dairy cattle around the country.
He took individual placements
of first high in oral reasons and
second high overall during the
1997 National Intercollegiate
Dairy Judging Contest, as well as
third place m the 4-H judging
competition at the 1993 World
Dairy Expo.
In addiuon, Holcomb has held
numerous leadership positions
within both 4-H and FFA serving
as a local president of both or
ganizations. He was a member of
the Florida State 4-H Dairy Judg
ing Team that won in national
competition and toured Europe on
a goodwill mission.
At the University of Florida,
Holcomb achieved a 3.2 grade
point average while serving as
president of the university Dairy
Club, an ambassador for the Col
lege of Agriculture and first vice
president for the Southern Region
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The Kildee Scholarship is
named for H.H. Kildee, longtime
dean of the College of Agriculture
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dee was an outstanding judge of
dairy cattle and a strong supporter
of student judging programs and
activities.
Student Recognition Contest
The annual student recognition
contest honors the top graduating
seniors in the nation who are plan
ning careers related to dairy pro
motion.
Cory Meyers of St. Thomas,
Pa., is the 1998 contest winner.
As the top winner, Meyers re
ceives a $1,500 cash award which
will be presented at the National
Dairy Shrine awards banquet in
Madison, Wis., during World
Dairy Expo.
Meyers began his commitment
to the dairy industry as a young
boy watching and working beside
his father and uncle at Meyers
Brothers Dairy.
Since then Cory has taken on
nutritional, reproductive, and
health management responsibili
ties at the dairy that are helping in
crease the rolling herd average
while maintaining functional
show-type cows.
By setting and prioritizing goals
with his strong work ethic, Meyers
has found himself at or near the
top numerous times.
He was a successful dairy judge
as a 4-H member and Penn State
student, and shared his skills as a
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Cory Meyers
teaching assistant for Penn State’s
Dairy Cattle Evaluation class.
Active in the Penn State Dairy
Science Club, Meyers chaired the
Nittany Lion Fall Classic consign
ment sale. He also was active in
Alpha Zeta, Ag Student Council,
American Dairy Science Associa
tion, Pennsylvania Junior Holstein
Association, Concert Choir and
Glee Club.
Fascinated with the links be
tween nutrition, environment and
health in dairy cattle, Meyers’
goal as a future veterinarian is to
help producers overcome the lim
iting factors to their dairies.
Jennifer Rishel, of New Colum
bia, Pa., and Brian Christiansen,
of Turner, Oregon, tied for second
place.
Jennifer Rishel
Jennifer Rishel has no reserva
tions about what her future will
hold as a dairy producer. A gradu
ate of Delaware Valley College,
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Doylestown, Pa., Jennifer has
rounded herself very well for her
future as a leader in the dairy in
dustry.
Rishel has prepared herself with
exposure to many different styles
of dairying. She managed a
40-cow grazing Ayrshire herd
with her brother, worked at the
Delaware Valley College free
stall dairy and was an assistant
herdsperson in a tie-stall opera
tion.
While at Delaware Valley Col
lege Jennifer was an integral
member of the dairy judging team.
She was 3rd place individual and a
member of the Sth place team at
the 1997 North American Interna
tional Livestock Exposition Col
legiate Dairy Judging Contest.
She also shined as sth place indi
vidual and on the 4th place team at
the 1997 World Dairy Expo Col
legiate Judging Contest
Along with her upstanding
leadership skills as a 4-H, FFA,
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ganizations member, Jennifer
challenged herself even further.
She made the dean’s list seven
consecutive semesters and was re
cognized in ’96, *97 and ’9B in
Who’s Who in American Colleges
and Universities.
Brian Christiansen
Brian Christiansen plans to put
his degree and experiences from
California Polytechnic State Uni
versity with a breed association or
an AI company and in the long
term return home to his family’s
growing dairy.
While a student, Christiansen
was a dairy cattle judge. Dairy
Club secretary, ADSA under
graduate paper presenter, FFA
Chapter vice president and an ac
tive member of Alpha Zeta and the
Oregon Holstein Association.
As a herdsman at Cal Poly and
his family’s dairy, Meadowood,
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