Agri-Business Scholarship Winners


Dain Johnson is a junior in his third semester at the University of Idaho studying Agricultural Economics. Dain began his academic career at the College of Western Idaho (CWI) in Nampa, Idaho, and became a Vandal in the spring of 2016 after graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Associate of Arts from CWI. He was born in agriculture and grew up working on his family’s horse ranch and custom combine businesses. In addition to agriculture, he also has an interest in government and ag policy. This has led to working in several internship positions in Idaho State government, including the governor’s office, and experience as an ag lobbyist.
Community involvement has been an important part of Dain’s life through church service projects, membership in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and staffing at Worldview Academy summer leadership camps. He has continued this tradition of service at the University of Idaho through his role as a Student Ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
After graduation, Dain plans to work in production agriculture and behind the scenes in government on behalf of agriculture.


Matthew Wyatt Dorsey

Wyatt is the son of Matt & Kristie Dorsey and will be graduating from Homedale High School on May 22.

Wyatt grew up on a farm in the Sunnyslope area of Canyon County. He enjoys working with his parents on their farm and has become a master at changing water, field work, baling hay, sorting heifers, milking cows, feeding livestock, and every other job associated with the farm.

In his spare time, Wyatt enjoys playing football and baseball. After graduation, Wyatt will be attending Eastern Oregon University (EOU) in La Grande, Oregon. He will study Agriculture and Crop Science at the EOU campus, but will receive his agriculture degree from Oregon State University. Wyatt also has accepted a scholarship from EOU to play football.

Thank you for choosing Wyatt as a recipient of the Nampa/Caldwell Chambers of Commerce Agri-Business Scholarship. This scholarship will truly help him, and his family, as he continues his postsecondary education.


Wyatt Neal is a 2017 graduate of Parma High School. While in high school, Wyatt was a participant and letterman in football, basketball and baseball; was a member of National Honor Society, FFA and the Idaho High School Rodeo Association. He served as a class officer and Associate Student Body Sargent at Arms. He served FFA as a chapter and district officer, was a State Star Farmer finalist and the State Beef Proficiency Entrepreneurship award winner. Wyatt has built he own herd registered Angus cattle and wants to continue to raise quality cattle for producers across the Northwest. Wyatt will be attending Montana State University majoring in Agricultural Business and Animal Science; he will be a member of the MSU Livestock Evaluation Team and Rodeo Team.


Sydney Anderson is an actively involved individual. Her activities range from ranch work, horses, 4-H, clogging, hunting, and fishing; but what she is most passionate about is her active membership in the FFA (Future Farmers of America). Sydney was involved in 4-H for 11 years and has been involved in FFA since her 9th grade year and has served as the Nampa FFA Chapter President, Boise Valley District FFA President, and is currently serving as the Idaho FFA State Secretary for the 2017-2018 year. She plans to continue her education by attending the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls pursing a degree in Equine Sciences and Agribusiness. She is very grateful to have received this scholarship and she looks forward to her future in agriculture.