Nevada Dairy Farmers’ Scholarship Winners
2023 Agriculture Scholarship Winners
Aspen Johnson is the agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Churchill County High School in Fallon, NV. She was awarded our continuing education scholarship, specifically for teachers pursuing continuing education credits in agriculture. Aspen has a master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. We are so grateful for her commitment to teaching local youth about the role agriculture plays in their lives and our communities.
Aimee Thompson graduated from Tonopah High School in 2018. She continued her education first at the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her B.S. in Veterinary Science, then joined the WIMU Veterinary Degree Program to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine starting at Utah State University and now continuing to completion at Washington State University. Aimee’s dedication, drive and commitment to provide veterinary care to rural areas is greatly needed to support local farmers and the agriculture industry.
Jackson Dahl is set to attend BYU-Idaho starting Fall 2023 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Ag Business. As a sixth-generation rancher, Jackson plans to continue his family’s ranch after completing his education. He’s an enterprising young man who’s balanced his work on the ranch with his education, extracurriculars in FFA, and even a small dairy business raising leppies. Generational farming and ranching is the foundation of Nevada’s agricultural community and it brings us great joy to support the next generation.
2022 Culinary Scholarship Winners
Gabrielle Bagtas is the 1st place recipient of the 2022 Culinary Scholarship. She was selected based on the quality of her dairy based recipe and dedication to advance her career in the culinary arts industry while continuing to be an advocate for dairy in our communities. She’s currently a student at the University of Las Vegas studying hospitality with a concentration in innovative restaurant management.
Jordan Valencia is the 2nd place recipient of the 2022 Culinary Scholarship. She was selected based on her dairy based recipe and aspirations to advance her career in the culinary arts industry with a passion to maintain integrity of dairy as a whole. She’s currently a culinary arts entrepreneur student at Truckee Meadows Community College.