Youth Dairy Leaders Honored with James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

Fifteen Wisconsin dairy youth received James W. Crowley State 4-H Dairy Leadership Awards at the 2022 Wisconsin Junior State Fair. These youth were rewarded for their outstanding dairy project work and leadership ability. Each award winner will receive a plaque provided by the James W. Crowley Dairy Management and Extension Fund.

Three youth awardees, Kelsey Hardy of Iowa County, Brianna Meyer of Calumet County, and Marissa Vosberg of Green County, each received $1000 for their continuation of dairy education. Additionally, Julia Searls of Iowa County received a $5,000 scholarship to attend the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at UW-Madison.

Receiving plaques as State James W Crowley Leadership Award recipients were: Rachel Durst of Richland County, Lindsey Eberle of Winnebago County, Regina Frisle of Barron County, Evan Jauquet of Shawano County, Amy Jentges of Ozaukee County, Elena Noetzel of Ozaukee County, Natasha Reynolds of Juneau County, Calli Storms of Richland County, Emily Stumpf of Outagamie County, Paige Sweatt of Columbia County, Garrett Ulness of Manitowoc County.

The judges for this year’s Crowley Awards were Al Schultz, Crowley Fund Committee Chair, Chrissy Meyer, Global Marketing Communications Manager at Alta Genetics, and Jill Jorgensen, Wisconsin 4-H Agriculture and Animal Science Specialist.
“It is appropriate that we commemorate the distinguished Extension career of the late Dr. James Crowley through support of youth activities. ‘Doc Jim’ always took a special interest in the dairy youth, knowing the future leaders of the dairy industry were the 4-H club members of today,” said fund committee chair Al Schultz.

This award program is in honor and memory of James W. Crowley, longtime Extension Dairy Specialist at UW-Madison and a strong supporter of dairy youth project work.

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