WOW Logistics® selected Gaelan Combs as the winner of its $1,000 dairy science scholarship. Combs is a senior at the University of Wisconsin.
Combs is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Animal Science with a focus on dairy cattle health at Iowa State University.
Currently, Combs is Dairy Science Teaching Assistant and an Undergraduate Research Assistant. He is also the Treasurer of Badger Crops Club and the Activities Manager for Badge Dairy Club. In addition to his professional and extracurricular involvement, he maintains a 3.98 grade-point average in his dairy-related courses.
In the future, Combs aspires to become a nutrition consultant with the goal of optimizing animal health by using research insights to minimize production losses and boost milk quality.
“Gaelan will leverage his expertise to become a resource farms can use to maximize their profits in challenging dairy markets,” said Becky Vosters, Marketing Specialist at WOW Logistics. “He is incredibly driven and will make a positive impact on the dairy industry.”
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.