7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
National Cattlemen’s Foundation Accepting Applications for W.D. Farr Scholarships
DENVER (July 14,
2016) – The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for
the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. The scholarship was
established by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation to honor the successful
career of the late W. D. Farr. Two annual $12,000 grants will be awarded
to outstanding graduate students that demonstrate superior achievement in
academics and leadership and will allow the students to further their study in
fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry.
2015 scholarship recipient Greta Krafsur, DVM, a third year anatomic pathology
resident at Colorado State University believes that the scholarship is an
investment in the future of sustainable production of food animals.
“By alleviating tuition expenses, the W.D. Farr Scholarship has allowed me to
focus on my research of bovine pulmonary hypertension so that I may continue to
find ways to improve health and productivity of beef cattle,” said Krafsur.
Krafsur’s ambitions include the formation of a consulting group, providing
disease prevention and treatment protocols to reduce the incidence of
respiratory disease and right heart failure in the beef industry.
Whitney Crossland, also a 2015 scholarship recipient, is PhD student at Texas
A&M University studying the effects of common feed additives on animal
performance, and will use the scholarship to take her studies international.
“This scholarship will allow me to visit beef production systems in other parts
of the world to gain a better global understanding of our role as beef
producers,” said Crossland.
Farr, a third generation Coloradan, pioneer rancher, statesman and banker was
known for his extraordinary vision. His dedication to improving
agriculture, livestock and water development has resulted in significant changes
in farming methods that have influenced the practices of ranchers and farmers
throughout the nation.
To apply for the scholarship, graduate students planning to pursue a career in
the beef industry should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description
of applicant’s goals and experience, a statement of belief in the industry as
well as a review of the applicant’s graduate research and three letters of
recommendation. Applications close on August 31, 2016. For more information and
to apply, visit www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org