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WROF Vet Loan Recipient Heather Blasel

August 30, 2012 by Marcy Heim | No Comments

Heather Blasel graduated from Medford Area Senior High School in 2001, from the UW-Madison in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in dairy science, and from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She is a past recipient of a WROF, Inc. Veterinary Loan Award.

Heather is now large animal veterinarian, practicing in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. “My long-term goal is to become an approachable, knowledgeable, and influential resource for dairy producers and to make a positive impact on the dairy industry in my area,” says Heather.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time on my family’s 200-cow dairy farm in Stetsonville, helping out with barn chores and field work. She makes the 3-hour trip as often as possible.

Award Recipient Bob Panzer Shares His Story

July 23, 2012 by Marcy Heim | No Comments

It’s hard to believe it was 35 years ago that I was awarded a WROF, Inc. scholarship.  It paid all of my tuition for my first year at UW River Falls. What a gift! I presently work for a small start-up called Verity Resources, which is part of Landmark Cooperative Services in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

I have done many things over the years. I currently own a farm and serve on a school board. I sincerely hope you continue to support young people to help build a better Wisconsin.

2011 WROF Vet Loan Recipients

April 6, 2012 by Marcy Heim | No Comments

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation Awards Loans

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. (WROF) was proud to announce its 2011 Veterinary Loan Award winners.  Each year loans are awarded to students who plan to practice veterinary medicine and work in large animal veterinary practices in rural Wisconsin communities. These loans are unique in that part of the loan is forgiven based on each year that the recipient actually serves rural Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. recently presented loans to four University of Wisconsin-Madison students. On hand for the presentation were WROF Board President James Caldwell, 2011 WROF loan recipients John Kornmann of Fitchburg, Whitney Auth of Madison, and Danielle Broeren of Madison, and WROF General Manager Mark Clarke. Missing from the photo: Loan recipient Jessica Southwick of Evansville.

2011 Veterinary Loan Award Winners Announced

August 11, 2011 by Marcy Heim | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 11, 2011
CONTACT:  MARK CLARKE, 608-224-0292
OR VIA EMAIL AT: mclarke@wdexpo.com

WISCONSIN RURAL OPPORTUNITIES FOUNDATION AWARDS LOANS

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. (WROF) was proud to announce its 2011 Veterinary Loan Award winners.  Each year loans are awarded to students who plan to practice veterinary medicine and work in large animal veterinary practices in rural Wisconsin communities.  These loans are unique in that part of the loan is forgiven based on each year that the recipient actually serves rural Wisconsin.

On Wednesday, August 10, WROF presented loans to each of four University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary Medicine students.  Whitney Auth, originally from the Durand area, plans to start her career following graduation next spring as a bovine veterinary.  Danielle Broeren, who hails from the Kaukauna area, wants to work with large animals when she earns her degree.  Ellsworth native, Jonathan Kornmann, has the desire to work in a progressive food animal medicine practice.  Jessica Southwick, from West Salem, is primarily interested in working with cattle, specifically dairy cattle.  These students were selected from a deep pool of highly qualified candidates for these WROF loans.

Since its inception, the Foundation has empowered over 5,000 individuals with over $5.8 million in scholarships and grants in agricultural and rural health care education in more than 30 Wisconsin institutions and programs.  As a 501(c) (3) charitable foundation, WROF has made a tangible, positive impact on the economic health and quality of life in the state’s areas.  For more information, visit www.wrof.org .