Midwest Dairy seeks high school, college applicants for Nebraska Dairy Ambassador program by Dec. 15

Midwest Dairy seeks high school, college applicants for Nebraska Dairy Ambassador program by Dec. 15
November 1st, 2022 | News Release

The Dairy Ambassador Program is an educational and leadership opportunity for young people who are passionate about dairy. Dairy Ambassadors have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share dairy’s story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

The program is designed for college students (enrolled full-time in a Nebraska post-secondary school) and high school junior (11th grade) and senior (12th grade) students. Applications need not be from a dairy farm or have past dairy experiences, just an interest in promoting dairy and gaining leadership opportunities.
 
Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including connecting with consumers at regional events, state fair, youth educational presentations, and attend dairy industry meetings as well as participating in leadership opportunities. The program is designed to shape future dairy champions who will promote the dairy community and support Midwest Dairy’s mission to give consumers an excellent dairy experience.
  
To be considered for the Dairy Ambassador Program, applicants must be enrolled as a Nebraska High School Junior (11th Grade) or Senior (12th Grade) during the current year of application, or enrolled full-time in a Nebraska post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment. All applicants must be able to communicate effectively through writing and speaking and possess a passion for dairy. Dairy Ambassadors are expected to serve starting January 10, 2023 and ending November 30, 2023. During their service, ambassadors will receive stipends and have approved expenses covered upon participation. After successful completion of the one-year program, Dairy Ambassadors are eligible to apply for a $1,000 educational scholarship.
 
Students can apply at www.MidwestDairy.com, in the For Young Dairy Leaders tab/section, under Ambassador Programs then select Nebraska. More details can be found on the webpage plus the online application (APPLY NOW) is at the bottom of the program page. Online applications are due DECEMBER 15, 2022. Selected ambassadors will be notified by JANUARY 10, 2022.
 
If you have questions, please contact Dawn Eckel, Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Coordinator, at dklabenes16@gmail.com OR Tracy J. Behnken, Farmer Relations and Communications Manager at tbehnken@midwestdairy.com or 531-207-4291.

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