Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


National Cattlemen's Foundation Announces W.D. Farr Scholarship Winners

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:34:45 CDT

National Cattlemen's Foundation Announces W.D. Farr Scholarship Winners Graduate students Whitney Crossland of Texas A&M University and Greta Krafsur of Colorado State University have been awarded W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture. The scholarships will be presented in January at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif.


Crossland, of Denton, Texas, is a student at Texas A&M University studying the feeding application of ethanol by-products and the effects of commercial feed additives on the ruminant microbiome. She plans to use her scholarship for international travel to gain a global understanding of beef production.


Crossland received both her Bachelor of Science in animal nutrition and Master of Science in ruminant nutrition from Texas A&M University. Over the last ten years she has worked in numerous capacities, including as a graduate teaching and research assistant, livestock pharmaceutical saleswoman, and marketing coordinator.


Krafsur is from Estelline, S. D., and is a Ph.D. student at Colorado State University, using her veterinary pathology training to explain the development of bovine high-mountain disease, known as Brisket Disease. She hopes to identify the biomarkers associated with the phenotype that can be used to predict disease risk, with the goal of improving selective breeding, precondition, and fattening regimens.


Krafsur received her Master of Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. She will continue the family tradition and start her own cow-calf herd.


The W.D. Farr Scholarships, established in 2007, recognize superior achievement in academics and leadership, and allow graduate students to further their study in fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry. Farr was the first president of the National Cattlemen's Foundation, and served as president of the American National Cattlemen's Association, which would later become the NCBA. He was known for his dedication to improving agriculture, livestock and water development, which has resulted in significant changes in farming methods that have influenced the practices of ranchers and farmers throughout the nation. Farr died at age 97 in August 2007.


   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announces Cody Maxwell the 2020 Outstanding County Extension Agent  Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:36:43 CDT
  • House Agriculture Committee to Consider WHIP+ Extension for 2020, 2021 as Senators Boozman, Hoeven Tee Up Similar Package   Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:32:00 CDT
  • Webinar Overview: Eric Stonestreet Celebrates Pig Farming   Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:29:31 CDT
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:07:41 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m, Friday, July 23  Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:45:26 CDT
  • OKFB Foundation for Agriculture announces $16,000 in Educational Grants  Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:16:28 CDT
  • Smart Irrigation practices Benefit plants and Budgets  Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:10:33 CDT
  • Plexus Cotton Market Report - July 22, 2021  Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:07:16 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.