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Dairy's Future Leaders - College Student Writing Contest

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Win a $1,000 Scholarship!

The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be invited (expenses paid) to share their story with attendees at the California Dairy Sustainability Summit, taking place March 25-26, 2020 at Cal Expo in Sacramento. This important event brings together hundreds of dairy farmers and processors, state officials, researchers, dairy service/technology providers, and others who all want to hear from you!

First Place: $1,000 scholarship and invitation to speak

Second Place: $500 scholarship

Third Place: $250 scholarship

The scholarships are sponsored by Milk Producers Council. The top ten essays will be shared on the Summit website after the event. To learn more about the event, visit

Your Essay Should Tell Us...

  • What has inspired you to be a part of the California dairy community?

  • What does “sustainability” mean to you?

  • How do you envision the future of California dairy?

  • Why is dairy an important part of a sustainable, nutritious global food system?

  • What are you most excited about as you think about your future in dairy?

Submitting Your Entry

The deadline has been extended to midnight, Wednesday, January 15. Email your essay to Use the subject line, “Dairy’s Future Leaders.” Include your name, year in school, and the university or community college you attend. Essays must be 1,000 words or less.



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