Rachel Noordam has been named the recipient of the 2023 ODFA Scholarship by the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA). Hailing from Mount Angel, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to agriculture and her community. Growing up on a dairy, she developed a robust work ethic and deep appreciation for agriculture's importance.
Rachel's involvement in caring for the family's registered Holsteins and contributing to various tasks showcased her dedication and attention to detail. Her upbringing has driven her pursuit of education and a desire to inspire young minds. She aims to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by a master's in education, with the goal of teaching in her home district. Rachel's community involvement as a 4-H leader, FFA officer, and participant in local events underscores her dedication to teamwork and community engagement.
Her journey from a dairy farm upbringing to aspiring educator reflects the values of the ODFA Scholarship, which aims to support individuals making enduring contributions to the dairy community. The ODFA extends gratitude to the Oregon Dairy Women for their ongoing partnership in selecting scholarship recipients.