Tyler Berg, Korlen Dittrich and Ben Foust were awarded as the 2019 Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients. The $500 and $250 scholarships will be presented at each graduation ceremony or scholarship awards banquet on behalf of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association. The scholarships are set aside for a select number of graduating Buffalo County 4-H members who excel in 4-H project work, leadership and community service. Berg, Dittrich and Foust also completed a resume and interview process to earn a scholarship.
Tyler Berg is the son of Frank and Angela Berg. He is a member of the Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club and a senior at Arcadia High School. The award committee chose to give Tyler a $500 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship for Service-Learning for his community service experiences in 4-H and the greater Arcadia area. On the club level, Tyler has been an active youth leader, guiding both youth and adults in service and 4-H project work. In the fall of 2019, Tyler will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to pursue a degree in Finance and Information Technology.
Korlen Dittrich is a 4-H youth leader in the Golden Hornets 4-H club and the son of Don and Billie Dittrich. He was selected for a scholarship for his outstanding accomplishments in the 4-H Dairy project. He has learned a lot about the industry through showing and has spent many hours the past four years coaching younger siblings and members, including teaching at livestock meetings. Dittrich will graduate from Cochrane-Fountain City School District in May and plans to put his $500 scholarship towards a future career in construction with a degree from Minnesota’s Southeast Technical.
Ben Foust is the son of Matt and Stephanie Foust. He is a graduating Cochrane-Fountain City senior from the B-BC 4-H club. He will receive a $250 scholarship for 4-H project work in natural sciences. Ben has also several key community service efforts that brought together agri-science, the local landscape and youth leaders to create change. This is what he has learned most from 4-H – to give back to the world through service-learning. Ben plans to pursue a degree from UW-River Falls in Ag-Business starting in the fall of 2019.