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.
March 9, 2020
Lely closes a fantastic year with record sales of Astronaut A5 milking robots
2019 was an exceptional year for Lely. The Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot, which was introduced in 2018, generated record sales. Sales of other Lely robotics in the 46 countries we’re active in shows that the adoption of robots in dairy farms is continuing worldwide. Lely’s performance was noticed throughout the world in 2019. In April, the company was voted ‘Family Business of the Year’, and Lely was officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ at the end of the year. 2019 also marked Alexander van der Lely’s announcement that he would become chairman of Lely’s new Supervisory Board. On 1 January, he was replaced as CEO by Andre van Troost, a former member of the company’s Executive Board. The Supervisory Board’s task is to ensure that Lely continues to be a robust family business in the future.
Feb. 28, 2020
Free Cow Traffic
The basic principle of the Lely Astronaut milking robot
Lely has made some nice videos in which the idea behind some of our products is explained in a light-hearted way. In this way we also show to people from outside the sector that with our innovative automation we are improving the lives of animals and farmers.