Three emerging leaders in the livestock industry have recently received welcome financial support as they were named recipients of the 2022 Throlson American Bison Foundation Fellowship.
The Throlson Foundation Scholarship Review Board reviewed many applications and narrowed it down to three outstanding students. This year’s recipients include funding from the Rich Zahringer Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports students who focus on agricultural business and accounting in recognition of the fund’s namesake, who was a longtime accountant in the mining industry. bison and one of the pioneers of the modern bison industry. The scholarship is made possible by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats.
This year’s fellows are Kelley Duggan from Colorado State University, Sam Stroup from Texas A&M University, and Bradly Wehus-Tow from South Dakota State University.
The foundation’s main mission is to award bison-related scholarships each year. Some former graduate students have obtained degrees in veterinary medicine (production or pathology research), nutrition (livestock or meat), animal sciences and behavioral sciences. A common theme that they all have possessed is an interest in the advancement of the bison industry.