The third time was the charm for Kaila Wussow as she won the National Dairy Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, which was held Oct. 28-30.
“I am still in awe that I was chosen for this award,” Wussow said.
Now a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wussow applied for the award as a sophomore at Bonduel High School, placing third in the state.
When she was a junior, Wussow updated her application and placed second.
“Finally, this year I redid and updated my information and was honored to place first within the state for the Dairy Entrepreneurship Award,” she said.
Then Wussow was one of four finalists at the national competition.
Her dairy career began when she was a year old and wanted an animal of her own as her parents, Ron and Nicole Wussow, only had Holsteins. They got a registered Jersey for her, and now she has a herd of 31 animals, 29 Jerseys and two Holsteins.