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.
May 23, 2019
Better with Robots
Podcast with Brian Houin of Homestead Dairy, the largest robotic dairy in North America
Two years after their first start up, Homestead Dairy is currently the largest robotic dairy in North America with 36 milking robots. Brian Houin joins Preston Vincent and talks about why they chose robots, the factors that influenced the decisions they made prior to their first startup and the takeaways they have learned since. Brian also discusses the differences he has seen in herd behavior, health, reproduction, production, genetics and more.
Nov. 13, 2018
Lely demonstrates: robotic milking is possible without pelletized concentrates
The 'Commodity feeder' for the Lely Astronaut offers a more economic alternative.
Maassluis, November 13 2018 – Milking robot manufacturer Lely offers its Astronaut customers the possibility to dose non-pelletized feed in the milking robot. The option is called 'Commodity feeder' and can result in huge savings on feed costs for robot milkers.