LTC Student Receives Dairyman Award



Nigon Banquet Award
Patti Hurtgen, Online Media Manager from Hoard’s Dairyman presents the Hoard’s Award to Samuel Nigon.


CLEVELAND – Lakeshore Technical College student, Samuel Nigon, was recently awarded the Hoard’s Dairyman Award during a ceremony at the 32nd Annual Lakeshore Technical College’s Dairy Herd Management Appreciation Banquet at Millhome Supper Club on April 12. Nigon received the award from Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager.

During the two term (one year) program, students learn skills and gain knowledge through classroom instruction, laboratory training, on-farm experience, and site farms. Each Dairy Herd Management student is paired with a local dairy producer for hands-on learning. These intern host farms and site farms were also recognized for the important role they play in sharing real-world experience with the students.

"I’ve had an amazing time at LTC," commented Nigon after he received the award. "I have learned a lot in a short period of time."

The award recognizes a student for exemplifying good character, high academic achievement and community mindedness. Any student enrolled in the Dairy Herd Management Program during the 2012-2013 school year is eligible for the award. The dairy students vote for the winner each year. This is the 28th year Hoard’s has sponsored the award at LTC.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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