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St. Louis District Dairy Council Awards Scholarships

By Ellen Wheeler
Posted in Blog, News, and Press Releases on June 13th, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (June 13, 2014) – St. Louis District Dairy Council has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to students in Illinois. Jessica Telgmann of Strasburg, Illinois and Morgan Wendling of Altamont, Illinois are the 2014 scholarship recipients.

The scholarships are awarded to support the education of students with a dairy background and to encourage future leaders. Scholarships are funded by the dairy checkoff program, which also promotes the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthful diet.

St. Louis District Dairy Council Scholarships are awarded to students displaying leadership, academic performance, participation in activities and involvement their family dairy farm.

Jessica TelgmannJessica Telgmann

Jessica Telgmann of Strasburg is the daughter of Don and Kim Telgmann. Telgmann attended Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Kaskaskia Ag Club and the Illinois Holstein Association. She plans to major in agriculture communications at the University of Illinois in Urbana -Champaign. Telgmann says, “I learned that dairy farming requires dedication. My upbringing is why I have chosen to spend the rest of my life in agriculture communications supporting all those who make up our industry.”


Morgan WendlingMorgan Wendling

Morgan Wendling of Altamont is the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Wendling. Wendling attended Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois where she was a member of the Dairy Judging Team, Kaskaskia Ag Club and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She plans to attend Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and major in Animal Science. Wendling notes, “I had the privilege to be raised on a third-generation dairy farm. My upbringing on the family dairy farm has taught me the importance of responsibility, punctuality, and determination. “


 About St. Louis District Dairy Council

St. Louis District Dairy Council is a non-profit organization funded by Missouri and Illinois dairy farmers to communicate the role and necessity of dairy foods in a healthful diet through a personalized approach to nutrition education programming. Established in 1932, the nutrition education organization currently serves educators, health professionals and consumer groups throughout its 131 counties in central Missouri and southern Illinois.