The Pat Duffy/Duffy Grain Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. (WORF) Board Scholar award winner is Katherine Eugster of Stoughton, Wis. She received a $1000 scholarship towards her education. Eugster was selected from over 300 applicants from rural Wisconsin.
The daughter of Joe and Carol Eugster, Katherine is a 2020 graduate of Stoughton High School. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in agricultural business management and environmental studies with a minor in Spanish. “I plan to continue my parents’ farm market, so an ag-business degree will greatly benefit me in the future,” says Eugster.
Living on a farm her entire life, Eugster has accumulated a variety of skills and work experience including her hobby of showing goats for nearly a decade. Over the years she has garnered a number of awards including five grand champion honors. Additionally. Eugster has started and managed her own sunflower bouquet business featuring 32 different varieties and 22 thousand flowers. Euguster also did a field trial with Takii Seeds with some new varieties.
During her high school tenure, Euguster was involved in 4-H and FFA, a member of the National Dairy Goat Association, in National Honor Society and a varsity letter winner. She also volunteered her time to give tour to socio-economically challenged school groups at the family’s Eugster’s Farm Market.
The WROF is honored to announce the inaugural class of board scholars. Nine rural Wisconsin students were selected to receive a scholarship that is funded and supported by a board member of WROF.
“Duffy Grain is proud to be able to participate in the Wisconsin Rural opportunities Foundation Board Scholars program, promoting further education in Wisconsin,” stated board member Pat Duffy.
Since 1934, the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. has invested in the education of people from rural Wisconsin so they, in turn, can transform and improve the economic health and quality of life in their rural areas. As a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, more than 6000 individuals have received over $6.2 million in scholarships and grants in agricultural and rural health care education in over 30 different Wisconsin educational institutions and programs.