With three newly elected members of WROF's Board of Directors, introductions are in order! Without further delay, please allow us to start a round of introductions with Sue Schultz.
Having grown up on a diversified farm in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Sue’s aspirations as a young person were to become a farmer or to work in agriculture. Education for Sue started with her parents. Going to school was considered a priority in her home, and a job, much like any other job, that her
parents expected her to excel in, from elementary school to college. While attending UW-Madison, Sue majored in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Journalism. Sue found college challenging as she struggled financially while attending classes. To help make ends meet, Sue typically held 2-3 part-time jobs while going to school. It was challenging for her to focus on her studies, but Sue says that she’s better because of it.
For students from rural Wisconsin who wish to pursue their academic goals, Sue has this advice to offer: “Senior year of high school offers the most opportunities to apply for scholarships. Make sure to take the time to apply for scholarships and to continue applying while attending college.” By
lessening their financial burden, students will be able to focus on their academic studies and extracurricular activities.
As a project manager at Direct Contact, Sue says that she thoroughly enjoys her career helping agricultural professionals around the United States. A customer-based company, Direct Contact fills a crucial role in helping a variety of agricultural businesses by providing temporary agricultural
professionals, as well as focusing on the work-life balance of their clients. Having worked with companies nationwide, Sue says that Wisconsin sticks out as the state with the friendliest people who have great work ethics and positive attitudes.
Sue’s goals for WROF are to continue providing scholarships for students in our great state of Wisconsin. She would like for the scholars to know that they are supported and applauded.
“We believe in you and we are here to help,” says Sue.