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Betsy’s Calf - Jersey Calf Scholarship Program

Betsy’s Calf - New York State Jersey Cattle Club

About Betsy

Betsy (Luchsinger) Czadzeck, lived and worked at the family farm, Silver Spring Farm, in Syracuse, N.Y., until 1996, when she married Roger Czadzeck and moved to his home in Clyde. Betsy managed the calf-raising program at Silver Spring Farm and helped with other phases of the operation too. She was an invaluable asset because of her attention to detail and financial management skills. She was an integral part of the family team that found success in exhibiting Jerseys at five major shows across three decades. The tanbark trail included the New York State Fair, the Eastern States Exposition, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Show, the All-American Jersey Show, and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF). Over the years, Betsy became well-known to the exhibitors and followers of these events. She earned a reputation as being a friendly, cheerful, fun-loving, hardworking, and enthusiastic competitor. In 1996, she moved her herd of about 30 head to Roger’s home place in Clyde. A year later, several others joined the herd, an inheritance from her father at his passing. At Meadow Winds Farm, she continued to breed and market the same kind of genetics that captured prizes for Silver Spring Farm. Calves and heifers she consigned to local sales brought the top dollar, and often, young exhibitors at various county shows and at the New York State Fair, won classes cattle carrying the Meadow Winds prefix. Betsy left behind a legacy for being a great friend and someone who would lend a helping hand to anyone.

Betsy passed away February 12, 2021, and, in her memory, friends and family have funded a scholarship in her memory to continue to help kids own jerseys, as Betsy always did.

Scholarship Details

A scholarship of up to $1000 will be awarded to a deserving youth between the ages of 8 and 16 (as of January 1 of the current year) to purchase a registered jersey calf. Preference is given to youth that live in New York state and do not currently own a jersey. The following requirements are due by March 1st to


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1. Completed application

2. A recommendation letter from someone that knows you (4-H leader, 4-H agent, FFA Advisor, teacher, jersey breeder, etc.)

3. Parent acknowledgment

Additional requirement due by January 15th of the following two years to

  • A letter to the New York Jersey Club with an update on your calf (where did you purchase her, what is her pedigree, how have you cared for her, what shows did you attend, what have you learned, and what your future plans).

  • A picture of you and your calf.

For questions, contact one of the following:

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