WOW Logistics® selected Emma Gwidt as the recipient of its $1,000 dairy science scholarship. Gwidt is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gwidt is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science with an Agricultural Business Certificate. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a career as a Dairy Field Representative monitoring milk producer compliance with FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) program requirements.
“I want to ensure that milk producers are treating their cattle humanely, applying sustainable practices, and are dedicated to maintaining a safe work environment for their employees,” explained Gwidt.
Currently, Gwidt is an AI Relief Technician for Central Star Cooperative and the Assistant Manager of Double Nickle Dairy Farm. She also participates in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, and UW-Madison Collegiate Dairy Judging. In addition to her professional and extracurricular activities, Gwidt maintains a 3.93 grade-point average in her dairy-related courses.
“Emma grew up on a 120-cow dairy farm. When most kids were still asleep, she was up before school tending to the farm,” said Amanda Lindberg, Vice President of Marketing at WOW Logistics. “She has taken the solid work ethic instilled in her growing up and focused it on building a successful career.”
WOW Logistics’ $1,000 dairy science scholarship was established in 2010 and is awarded annually to a qualifying student seeking a degree in the dairy or food science fields from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.