Samuel Nigon, Spencer, is the son of Steve and Annah Nigon. He is a member of FFA and the wrestling and football teams. In addition, Nigon is a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church and works with the youth football and wrestling programs in Spencer. He is employed at local dairy farms and does custom hay baling for a number of farmers. He plans to attend Lakeshore Technical College to study dairy herd management. One day, he hopes to own his own dairy farm milking high producing, quality animals. “My family comes from a long line of farmers and I hope I can continue in their footsteps,” said Nigon.
Brandi Timmler, Loyal, is the daughter of Mike and Cheryl Timmler. She is a member of FFA, NHS, flag corps and the softball team. She also has been a teaching assistant at Loyal Elementary School and teaches Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. An active member of 4-H, she has shown dairy cattle for nine years. In the fall, she will attend UW-River Falls where she will pursue a degree in animal science with a veterinary technician emphasis. “Living in a strong agriculture town has played an important part in deciding my future,” said Timmler. “I’ve come to realize that wherever I go in life, my background will always be in agriculture.”
Aaron Zimmerman, Spencer, is the son of Mark and Cheryl Zimmerman. He is active in NHS, band and FFA, and served as the FFA chapter president this year. Zimmerman is also active in the Wisconsin Junior Simmental Association board of directors and involved in 4-H meats and livestock judging. In 2010, he was a member of the national champion beef skillathon team. Zimmerman operates his own video and graphic design business as well as owning his own herd of Simmentals. In the fall, he will attend UW-Madison or UW-River Falls to study animal science with a meat animal emphasis. He hopes to one day work in animal genetics. “I am very passionate about advocating for agriculture and the livestock industry,” explained Zimmerman. “My future career goals will really give me the chance to make an impact on many people.”
Vita Plus Loyal recognizes that supporting students in their pursuit of agricultural careers is essential to developing the next generation of leaders and innovators in the agriculture industry. Vita Plus Loyal General Manager John Every said, “The employee owners at Vita Plus are proud to support today’s youth as they work toward careers in agriculture. We look forward to their future achievements as they help to provide consumers with a safe, wholesome and abundant food supply.”