Three emerging livestock industry leaders recently received welcome financial support as they were named recipients of the 2022 Throlson American Bison Foundation grant.
The Throlson Foundation Scholarship Review Committee has reviewed several applications and reduced them to three outstanding students. This year’s recipients include funding from the Rich Zahringer Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports those students who focus on agribusiness and accounting in recognition of the fund’s namesake, who has been a longtime accountant in the bison industry and a pioneer in the modern bison business. The scholarship is enabled by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats.
This year’s scholarship recipients include Colorado State University’s Kelly Duggan, Sam Strobe of Texas A&M University, and Bradley Weus-Tao of South Dakota State University.
The primary mission of the foundation is to award scholarships annually in bison-related studies. Some of the previous winning students have obtained degrees in veterinary medicine (production research or pathology), nutrition (livestock or meat), animal science, and behavioral sciences. One of the common themes they all have is an interest in the advancement of the bison industry.