GENEX Awards Scholarships to Students Pursuing Ag Degrees


At GENEX, we are committed to equipping you – our cooperative owners – with the best tools for success in this generation and the next. In today’s rapidly evolving world, we believe that an education is one of the most important tools to lay the foundation for a successful tomorrow. Through the GENEX for Generations Scholarship, our goal is to provide financial support to college students. We want to help ensure they have every opportunity to become tomorrow’s agricultural leaders.

This year, we are thrilled to announce that we have six excellent students receiving a $1,000 GENEX for Generations Scholarship. Furthermore, the group has demonstrated an immense level of grit, determination and leadership in their communities, schools and the agriculture industry.

Congratulations to our GENEX scholarship winners

GENEX Scholarship winner Chloe Breunig

Chloe Breunig

Hometown: Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
GENEX Member: A-OK Farms

Chloe has an impressive resume of activities, leadership and agriculture involvement. This fall, she will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison majoring in dairy science. She shares, “In an industry like agriculture, I believe that investing time to prepare myself to work with this new technology after college will be well worth it. I am excited to explore and integrate these technologies on our farm.”

Tymrie Collier

Hometown: Snyder, Texas
GENEX Member: T&K Dairy

Tymrie has a deep passion for helping on her family’s dairy, beef and crop farm in Texas and will be attending Texas Tech University to study agri-business. She shares that her career goals are driven by agriculture advocacy and that she hopes to work for a cooperative serving farmers or marketing directly to consumers. As she states, “Cooperatives are a way for different people with different ideas to come together and make something even greater.”

Anthony Agueda

Hometown: Hickman, California
GENEX Member: Alberto Dairy

Anthony has a breadth of responsibilities on his family’s farm including feeding, nutrition, onboarding new employees and managing facilities. He is furthering his education at California State University – Fresno where he is majoring in agricultural business. Anthony shares, “I have always been interested in learning more about all facets of agriculture. Throughout my time at Alberto Dairy, I have experienced the diligence that it takes to run a successful dairy operation. Growing up and working on my family’s third generation farm, I have constantly been reminded the importance of responsibility.”

Lily Mitchell

Hometown: Boscobel, Wisconsin
GENEX Member: Spring Creeks Cattle

Lily loves helping on her family cattle ranch. She enjoys making breeding decisions, helping cows calve, halter breaking cattle, and preparing bulls and heifers for sales and shows. Lily attends the University of Wisconsin – Platteville studying agricultural business and animal science. “After I finish my college education, I want to pursue a career in the beef industry. I would love to work with beef genetics for a company like GENEX. Growing up with purebred seedstock allowed me to become very involved with the Angus and Limousin breed associations. I am excited to continue my involvement and give back to the beef industry!”

Kelly Niefergold

Hometown: Lawtons, New York
GENEX Member: Neifergold Dairy LLC

Kelly was recently promoted to the calf manager on her family farm, along with her many other duties including herd health, milking procedures, data management and even maple syrup processing. This fall, she will be attending SUNY Morrisville to study dairy management, with the goal of one day taking over her family farm. Kelly shares, “I want to become more knowledgeable and well-rounded in agriculture technology to provide a more sustainable future for my family farm.”

Tom Kuiper

Hometown: Hico, Texas
GENEX Member: Kuiper Dairy LLC

Tom plays an active role on his family farm by helping with herd checks, milking and running machinery. His plans for the future will take him to Cornell University this fall to study animal science and dairy management. Tom mentioned, “There are a few things that all people across the globe need every day, agriculture is one of those. From food and clothing to power sources and furniture, our world will never see a day where we do not rely on agriculture.” After school, Tom hopes to enter a professional career in the dairy industry before returning to his own farm.

Interested in applying for our scholarship?

The next application period will open in January 2025. Watch the GENEX Journal, the cooperative’s Member Minute newsletter or our GENEX Beef and GENEX Dairy social media channels for the 2025 application.

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