February 12, 2014
Contact: Dr. Miriam Weber Nielsen, 517-432-5443
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Katelyn Horning of Manchester, Mich., was chosen as the 2013-2014 recipient of the Glenn and Anne Lake Scholarship from the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation Inc. The scholarship is named after Michigan dairy farmers Glenn and Anne Lake and provides $7,500 in scholarship money divided over two semesters. Glenn Lake served as president of the Michigan Milk Producers Association and provided leadership in creating the Great Lakes Milk Marketing Federation, which helped dairy farmers secure bargaining rights to market their milk.
Horning, the daughter of Jeff and Lynda Horning, will graduate in May with a double major in animal science and agribusiness management. She was selected to receive the scholarship based on her academic achievements, involvement in extracurricular activities and interest in pursuing a career in the dairy industry.
While at MSU, Horning participated in two study abroad experiences at MSU. She traveled to Vietnam for a one-week study abroad experience focused on emerging issues in international agriculture over her 2013 spring break and to the Netherlands, Belgium and France in summer 2012 as part of the two-week MSU Dairy Husbandry and Environmental Stewardship study abroad program. She completed an internship with Zoetis as its Michigan dairy sales intern in summer 2013 and a manufactured product sales internship with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) in Novi during summer 2012.
Horning has been actively involved with the MSU Dairy Club and served as the organization’s vice president and historian, managed the club’s annual cheese sale fundraiser, and served on the planning committee for the Spartan Spectacular Calf Sale in 2012 and 2013. She competed on the Michigan 4-H and MSU dairy judging teams, and was high in oral reasons and 10th overall at the 2011 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Madison, Wis.; won the Jersey breed at the collegiate level at the 2012 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas; won the Ayrshire breed in the collegiate contest at the 2012 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Penn.; and was fifth in oral reasons at the 2012 North American International Livestock Exhibition in Louisville, Ky. Outside of college, Horning has been actively engaged in the state’s dairy industry and served as the senior Michigan Dairy Ambassador in 2013.
Upon graduation, Horning is planning to return to the family’s dairy farm near Manchester.
The Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $92,000 in scholarships to 31 MSU students pursuing dairy industry-related programs of study for the 2013-2014 academic year.
For information on making contributions to honor members of the dairy industry or to support student scholarships, please contact the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources External Relations at 517-355-0284. To learn more about the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation, contact Dr. Miriam Weber Nielsen in the MSU Department of Animal Science at 517-432-5443.