Varsity footballer, Levi Nelson of Heartland Ridge Farm/Ter-Rae Farms, Inc., Ellsworth, Wisconsin, is the first recipient of the Wisconsin Dairy Athlete of the Month sponsored by WisSports.net (WSN) in partnership with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW). WSN’s Wisconsin Dairy Athlete of the Month initiative aims to connect consumers with Wisconsin’s dedicated dairy farmers and the youth who grow and raise food for their local communities.
Nelson is a sophomore at Ellsworth High School and is the first student to receive this honor. He is currently a running back on the varsity football team with plans to continue participating in wrestling and track and field this school year. In addition to his athletic interests and helping his family on the farm, he is a member of the Springbrook 4-H Club and the Ellsworth FFA Chapter.
“We are proud to partner with WisSports.net to create a truly unique opportunity to highlight the future of Wisconsin’s dairy industry,” said Chad Vincent, CEO, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. “The opportunity to recognize exceptional individuals who embody character, commitment, and determination, both on and off the field, helps share the story of today’s dairy farm families.”
DFW and WSN are recognizing high school student-athletes who are actively involved on a Wisconsin dairy farm and participate in at least one WIAA-sanctioned varsity sport. Dairy is a vital part of the economy in nearly every Wisconsin county, whether urban or rural. Family-owned farms, dairy processors and dairy-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues.
“WSN showcases some of the brightest student-athletes and the biggest sports moments across the state,” said Travis Wilson, WisSports.net General Manager. “We are proud to be in America’s Dairyland and thrilled to partner with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin to feature these talented individuals.”
Selected student athletes will be featured on www.wissports.net as well as DFW and WSN social media channels.
About Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin: Funded by Wisconsin dairy farmers, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that focuses on marketing and promoting Wisconsin's world-class dairy products. For more information, visit our website at wisconsindairy.org.
About WisSports.net: WisSport.net is the go-to location for high school sports schedules, individual athlete and team statistics, state rankings, and much more. With more than 35 million page views per year, WisSports.net provides a great platform for athletes, coaches and fans to see positive dairy messaging and support our local farmers and athletes across the state.