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CRI awards scholarships to agriculture students

SHAWANO, Wisconsin – Cooperative Resources International (CRI) has awarded $750 scholarships to six students pursuing post-secondary education in an agricultural field.

“CRI is proud to support youth and help ensure agriculture has strong leaders for the future,” states Terri Dallas, CRI Vice President of Communications. “After reviewing this year’s scholarship applications, I am certain today’s youth – especially the CRI collegiate scholarship recipients – understand the importance of agriculture. Their desire to impact the industry for the better and their dedication to agriculture is humbling.”

This year’s CRI collegiate scholarship recipients include: Jessica Schmitt of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; Lantz Adams of Laton, California; Matthew Grossman of Pittsville, Wisconsin; Donovan Buss of York, Nebraska; Bridger Gordon of Whitewood, South Dakota; and Erica Helmer of Plymouth, Wisconsin.

These students demonstrated hard work, leadership skills and a passion for the agriculture industry. In their applications they shared opportunities that helped them grow, such as interning for a congressman in Washington D.C., volunteering on mission trips, leading FFA chapters and 4-H clubs, taking advanced placement classes to push themselves academically, spearheading educational events to spread agriculture awareness, and managing critical roles on the operations they work.

“CRI is proud to support youth interested in furthering their education and commitment to agriculture,” states Dallas. “Not only do these students understand the importance of agriculture; they are tremendous advocates for it as well. They are a promise to a bright future in agriculture.”


Students were eligible to apply for the scholarship if pursuing a degree in an agricultural field and if actively involved on the dairy or ranch of a GENEX or AgSource member.

About CRI
CRI (www.crinet.com), a member-owned holding cooperative headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, is the global leader in delivering excellence, innovation and value to members and customers. This mission proclaims CRI’s position in the agriculture industry and commitment to those linked to the land through plant and animal production. CRI serves members and customers through diverse business segments: AgSource provides agricultural testing and informational services that transform meaningful data into innovative solutions; GENEX is a trusted provider of innovative excellence in cattle genetics; and MOFA GLOBAL develops superior quality assisted reproductive technologies. Employees from all segments live the values of innovation, integrity, leadership, quality and stewardship.