Lely North America announces 2016 future of dairy scholarship program

Pella, Iowa — Aug. 17, 2016 — Lely North America (Lely NA) is proud to announce the new 2016 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program that will be awarded annually.

Aug. 17, 2016



Pella, Iowa — Aug. 17, 2016 — Lely North America (Lely NA) is proud to announce the new 2016 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program that will be awarded annually.

Five qualified students residing in Canada will be awarded a one-year, $1,000 scholarship. Students must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled at an accredited junior college, college, university, or graduate school. The student must also be registered in a program that can equip them to contribute to the dairy industry and be current or previous members of the 4-H. A full list of requirements can be found at www.lelyna.com/scholarships.

“Today’s youth have the opportunity to make an impact in an industry of real consequence,” said Peter Langebeeke, President of Lely North America. “Tomorrow’s employee may have dairy experience on their resume, yet it’s not a requirement to enjoy a successful career at Lely. We look for a variety of skill sets and want to help students achieve their acedemic goals through scholarships.” To apply, students should visit www.lelyna.com/scholarships and complete the application form. Students need to submit an essay response (500-700 words) to the question, “How will automated milking and feeding equipment impact the future of the dairy industry?” 

In addition, applicants need:

  1. A 1-2 page personal resume depicting their previous leadership/organizational involvement
  2. A letter of recommendation from their 4-H advisor
  3. A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor

Scholarship submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2016. The deadline for application is October 1, 2016, at 11:59 pm CST. Winners will be notified on or before November 15, 2016, by way of an email or phone call.

We invite you to learn more about Lely dairy industry innovations on Lely’s website, www.lely.com. Also, follow us onLely’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/LelyNorthAmerica) or Twitter (@DairyRobot). To watch videos featuring Lely’s products, visithttp://www.youtube.com/lelydairylife.

About Lely North America

Lely NA, based in Pella, Iowa, is part of the Lely Group, founded in 1948. Lely directs all effort toward creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming for its customers. Lely is the only company worldwide to supply the agricultural sector with a complete portfolio of products and services ranging from forage harvesting to automated feeding systems, barn cleaners and milking robots. Lely is also working on business concepts to ensure energy-neutral operations in the dairy sector. For many years, Lely has remained the undisputed market leader in the sales and service of automated milking systems. The company has a strong position in forage harvesting products, and with more than 65 years of acquired knowledge of the agricultural cycle Lely has an unrivalled position. The Lely group is active in more than 60 countries and employs some 2,000 people. 

For more information, please contact:

Bellana L. Putz

Ann Marie Edwards