Young people who have a strong desire to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey cattle are being encouraged to apply for the 2019 Fred Stout Experience awards. The awards are presented annually in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr. of Illinois, a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service staff from 1978 to 1997 who believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world.
Two awards will be offered during the coming year. The first is a 10-week summer marketing internship with Jersey Marketing Service in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The second is 10-week on-farm, structured internship in Jersey herd management. Financial support is provided by a permanent endowment created by friends and colleagues of Fred Stout.
Applicants must have completed their high school education. To apply, students must submit a one-page resume listing previous work experience, skills and other qualifications, plus a separate cover letter stating your ambitions, goals and career aspirations, including plans for achieving them. The letter must also explain how and why the Fred Stout Experience will be of benefit in achieving future goals.
Applications and letters of support must be postmarked no later than December 1.
For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association at 614-861-3636.