Kenneth G. Weckel Wisconsin Food Products Scholarship
Founded in 1905, the Midwest Food Products Association (formerly the Midwest Food Processors Association) is a trade association representing companies in the food products industry with production facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. The primary role of MWFPA is to influence public policy issues such as food safety, sanitation, environmental regulations, fees and much more. MWFPA established the Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship in honor of Professor Kenneth Weckel (1905-1977) who was a leader in the food processing industry and taught for 48 years as a UW-Madison professor. He developed and taught the first courses in food science and technology while also teaching in dairy manufacturing. In his early days of teaching, he worked on the application of the Steenbock patent, and along with his WARF associates, later developed the technology of formulating, canning and sterilizing the liquid food that hospital patients need for their daily requirements.
Awarded to an undergraduate student in CALS majoring in agriculture or food science. The Midwest Food Products Association select the recipients for this award.
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