Haywood Awarded $5,000 Russel Erickson Scholarship
Ethan Haywood of Hastings was chosen at the 2017-18 recipient of the Russel Erickson Scholarship.
Ethan Haywood of Hastings was chosen at the 2017-18 recipient of the Russel Erickson Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is named after Russel Erickson, Michigan State University (MSU) professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science, and is awarded to a student whose career aspirations include working on or with dairy farms.
Haywood, the son of Luke and Renee Haywood, will be graduating in the spring of 2018 with a degree in Animal Science. He received the scholarship based on his academic achievements, involvement in extracurricular activities and interest in pursuing a career in the dairy industry.
Throughout college, Haywood has served as the State Vice President of the Michigan FFA Association, MSU FarmHouse Fraternity Chapter President, MSU Dairy Club member, National FFA Association Committee Vice Chair and Delegate, National Dairy Challenge Academy Participant in New York and California, and Back Stage Manager of the Michigan FFA State Convention.
This summer, Haywood will be interning at Avi-Lanche Jerseys in Dalhart, TX. After graduating, he plans to return to his family’s dairy operation as a 6th generation owner and manager.