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Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship Now Accepting 2019 Applications    

Westminster, CO (July 24, 2019) – The National Bison Association (NBA) has announced the 2019 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship amid continued growth in consumer demand for healthy, natural bison meat.

The Throlson American Bison Foundation is named after its founder, Ken Throlson, DVM, a pioneer of the modern bison business and awards outstanding college students with an interest in the burgeoning bison industry.

“The Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship program has been established to recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future bison industry professionals,” said Dave Carter, executive director of the NBA.

In January 2020, the Throlson American Bison Foundation will award scholarships totaling, but not limited to, $10,000 to outstanding college junior, senior or graduate students studying fields related to the bison industry.

A minimum of $2,000 of the $10,000 amount will be awarded in the memory of Richard Zahringer to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture economics, agribusiness, or accounting. Ideally this student will have future interest in livestock and specifically bison.

The online scholarship application is available at https://bisoncentral.com/our-partners/ and must be completed by Oct. 1, 2019. Award announcements will be made no later than Nov. 11, 2019. For more information, contact the NBA office at (303) 292-2833, or jim@bisoncentral.com.

The mission of the National Bison Association is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of the American bison/buffalo while eductating and creating a sustainable future for our industry. Learn more at www.bisoncentral.com

 

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.