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North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation names Bruner, Dockter and Schafer scholarship recipients

North Dakota is filled with young leaders in agriculture who care about the future of the cattle industry and are willing to take a leadership role in protecting, preserving and advancing the future of beef production, said North Dakota Stockmen’s Association President Jason Schmidt of Medina, ND.

As a North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) representative, Schmidt presented college scholarships to three young leaders during the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s 82nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” held Sept. 24 in Bismarck, ND.

The NDSF awarded its two $500 Junior Scholarships to Trenton Bruner of Drake and JaSandra Dockter of Medina and its $500 Legacy Scholarship to Chelsey Schafer of New Rockford. Each applicant completed an application and wrote an essay about an important beef industry topic of his or her choice.

Bruner is the son of Blaine and Kimberly Bruner. He is studying farm and ranch management, ag industry and technology and agricultural economics. After graduation, he hopes to work in agricultural lending or feed sales and return to his family’s seedstock and cow-calf operation.

Dockter is the daughter of Scott and Melissa Dockter of Medina. She is majoring in agricultural industry and technology. In her essay, Dockter discussed the long-term impacts of a shrinking cattle inventory. She wrote: “We have the lowest beef cattle numbers since the fifties, and the highest price paid for live cattle recorded. While this is a good thing for beef producers, it can turn into a problem if people turn away from the high price of beef in the supermarket and look for a cheaper alternative.”

Schafer is a student at North Dakota State University and the daughter of Jeff and Leann Schafer of New Rockford. She wrote about having hope, even amidst the challenges cattle producers face every day. “Anything that is worth something will be hard work and may be surrounded by hardship, but that is why it is worthwhile,” she wrote. “Our cattle industry is more than worthwhile, for the producers of today and for future generations.”

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“We are always impressed with the caliber of students who apply for these scholarships and are lucky to welcome many of them into the industry after they graduate,” said Schmidt. “I encourage all students with an interest in the beef cattle industry to consider applying for these scholarships.”

The NDSF is offering scholarships again in 2012. Interested students can find more information online at http://www.ndstockmen.org.

North Dakota is filled with young leaders in agriculture who care about the future of the cattle industry and are willing to take a leadership role in protecting, preserving and advancing the future of beef production, said North Dakota Stockmen’s Association President Jason Schmidt of Medina, ND.

As a North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) representative, Schmidt presented college scholarships to three young leaders during the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s 82nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” held Sept. 24 in Bismarck, ND.

The NDSF awarded its two $500 Junior Scholarships to Trenton Bruner of Drake and JaSandra Dockter of Medina and its $500 Legacy Scholarship to Chelsey Schafer of New Rockford. Each applicant completed an application and wrote an essay about an important beef industry topic of his or her choice.

Bruner is the son of Blaine and Kimberly Bruner. He is studying farm and ranch management, ag industry and technology and agricultural economics. After graduation, he hopes to work in agricultural lending or feed sales and return to his family’s seedstock and cow-calf operation.

Dockter is the daughter of Scott and Melissa Dockter of Medina. She is majoring in agricultural industry and technology. In her essay, Dockter discussed the long-term impacts of a shrinking cattle inventory. She wrote: “We have the lowest beef cattle numbers since the fifties, and the highest price paid for live cattle recorded. While this is a good thing for beef producers, it can turn into a problem if people turn away from the high price of beef in the supermarket and look for a cheaper alternative.”

Schafer is a student at North Dakota State University and the daughter of Jeff and Leann Schafer of New Rockford. She wrote about having hope, even amidst the challenges cattle producers face every day. “Anything that is worth something will be hard work and may be surrounded by hardship, but that is why it is worthwhile,” she wrote. “Our cattle industry is more than worthwhile, for the producers of today and for future generations.”

“We are always impressed with the caliber of students who apply for these scholarships and are lucky to welcome many of them into the industry after they graduate,” said Schmidt. “I encourage all students with an interest in the beef cattle industry to consider applying for these scholarships.”

The NDSF is offering scholarships again in 2012. Interested students can find more information online at http://www.ndstockmen.org.

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