Barneveld, WI (June 6, 2016) – Midwestern BioAg is proud to announce Natalie Elfering as this year’s recipient of the $500 Fred Kurschner Memorial Scholarship. A Barneveld native with a strong agricultural background, Elfering plans to attend UW-Platteville this fall to study Engineering or Education.
Midwestern BioAg’s Fred Kurschner Memorial Scholarship recognizes students who have high academic standing and are involved in the agricultural community. Fred Kurschner was a co-founder of Midwestern BioAg in the early 1980s and played a vital role in the company’s success.
“Living on a farm and being in 4-H have taught me a lot about responsibility and how to work hard,” said Elfering. “It brought me plenty of hands-on experience with animals and everything else that comes along with it – raking and baling hay, hauling manure, herding animals, castrating and tagging lambs, and prepping steers for shows.”
Elfering was an Iowa County 4-H Ambassador and Livestock Quiz Bowl team member. She has also shown chickens and cattle at the Iowa County Fair. “I am so thankful to have had these experiences,” said Elfering, “because I know they have helped shape me into a better worker and a better person.”
“We wish Ms. Elfering continued success in her academic career,” said Tony Michaels, Midwestern BioAg CEO. “Fred helped found our company and was an active member of the Wisconsin agricultural community. We’re excited to see his passion for farming continue to grow through future generations.”
Founded in 1983, Midwestern BioAg is a fertilizer and agronomy consulting company with over 4,100 customers on more than 1 million acres. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the company has core facilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio, reaching farmers in 29 states and 3 Canadian provinces.