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Three Youth Win NorthStar Cooperative Scholarships

Winners of the NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. Scholarships were recently announced. Stacey Choate of Cement City, Michigan, Katelyn Horning of Manchester, Michigan and Lauren Holterman of Watertown, Wisconsin are all recipients of a $500 scholarship for continuing their education in the field of agriculture.

Choate is a junior at Michigan State University (MSU), majoring in Animal Science. At MSU, Choate is actively involved in Block and Bridle Club, where she serves as New Member Coordinator, is Chairman of the Recognition Banquet and is a member of the National Convention Banquet. Choate is also an MSU student ambassador. Prior to attending MSU, Choate graduated from Columbia Central High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Choate has been very active in her church serving as a Bible School Teacher and in 4-H where she was a Youth Leader. Choate is the daughter of Hank and Katie of Choateā€™s Belly Acres.

A freshman at MSU, Horning is majoring in Animal Science. A graduate of Manchester High School, Horning has been actively involved in 4-H for many years, including being a member of the Washtenaw County Dairy Quiz Bowl Team; serving as a Teen Ambassador and being a member of the Country Expressions Club, where she served as President and Vice President. In addition, Horning was active in her community through her participation in the Manchester Lamb Club, Manchester Swine Club; as well as being a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and assisting with Rural Education Days. Horning is the daughter of Jeff and Lynda of Horning Farms.

Holterman is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Food Science and Life Science Communications. Along with concentrating on her studies, Holterman is actively involved on campus with Badger Dairy Club, the Association of Women in Agriculture, Collegiate FFA and the Food Science Club. A member of Watertown FFA since 2004, Holterman has won numerous awards including being the first place individual and a member of the first place team in the 2009 State Competition for Agricultural Sales. A graduate of Watertown High School, Holterman was a member of the National Honor Society, where she served as Vice President and was a member of Student Council serving as Treasurer. Holterman is the daughter of Lloyd W. and Daphne of Rosy-Lane Holsteins, LLC.

The NorthStar Cooperative Scholarship program was established in 2005 to encourage post high school study in the field of agriculture for stockowners and their children. Eligible candidates must be a stockowner of the Cooperative or a son or daughter of a stockowner. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of scholastic achievement, current and potential leadership, and interest in pursuing a career in agriculture. Visit for complete details on future scholarship opportunities.

NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is a stock based cooperative, owned by dairy and beef producers in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Originally formed in 1944 as an artificial insemination cooperative, NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is now comprised of sales and service for Select Sires, Ag Products and Technologies, DHI Services and AntelBio Systems, an animal disease testing center. Based in Lansing, Michigan, NorthStar provides sales and service to producers, veterinarians and industry members across the United States. A complete summary of the 2010 year-end production results can be obtained by calling 1.800.631.3510. For more information, visit