AGRICULTURE

Future Angus Stockmen: Scholarship application available

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Farm Forum

Aimed at fostering the next generation of commercial cattle producers, the Future Angus Stockmen program, established by the American Angus Association, offers opportunities for young cattlemen and women to gain the knowledge and tools they need to be successful.

Now in its second year, Future Angus Stockmen is proud to partner with Allfex USA to award a $1,000 scholarship to a college student involved in the commercial Angus business. Applicants must be enrolled in the Future Angus Stockmen program, and applications are available online and must be returned by Friday, Sept. 16.

“We are looking forward to recognizing another outstanding student this year through the Future Angus Stockmen scholarship,” says Ginette Gottswiller, Association director of commercial programs. “Thanks to Allflex for supporting us in this mission to encourage young cattle producers and build their future in the beef business.”

The winner will be notified in October 2016, and the scholarship presented during the Angus Convention, hosted Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Ind. Applications will be judged on the participant’s future agriculture career path, passion for beef cattle and leadership experiences within the industry.

“The Future Angus Stockmen scholarship is really an opportunity for that young producer who really wants to go back and contribute to the family operation or step out in their own commercial farm or ranch,” says Scott Holt, Allflex North American marketing manager. “It’s exciting for us to support these students in their future endeavors.”

To be eligible, the applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians must have transferred or have been transferred a registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2013). They must also have an affiliate member code or a current membership with the American Angus Association.

Applications are available for download online and must be postmarked by Sept. 16. Reference the application for more instructions on how to apply.