We recognize that the future of the dairy industry depends on the development of a solid group of experts entering the industry. That's why we wanted to find a way to provide support to those pursuing college programs centered around the dairy industry.
To apply for the scholarship, students have to be at least 18 years of age, enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education for the 2018-19 academic year, in a program that can equip the student to contribute to the dairy industry. Students must also have been current or previous members of the 4-H or FFA organizations.
Entry requirements ask that students interested in applying submit the following items with their application:
- An essay response to the following question (500 – 700 words): “How would you explain the benefits of dairy automation to consumers?”
- A 1 – 2 page personal resume depicting their previous leadership/organizational involvement
- A letter of recommendation from their 4-H or FFA advisor/leader/youth coordinator
- A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor.
Interested applicants can find the application and official rules by visiting lely.com/scholarships. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT and winners will be notified on or before November 22, 2018. Winners will be publicly announced no later than December 22, 2018.
April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
March 24, 2021
New Lely Vector features keep farmers future-proof
What's the secret behind the success of the Lely Vector automatic feeding system? Continuous innovation and further development, based on expertise and excellence. With the latest features added to the system, Lely is helping farmers stay profitable, sustainable and future-proof. The Lely Vector is now successfully used in a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms in 31 countries. This year, the system celebrates its 10th anniversary.