Mike Bredeson, a South Dakota State University doctorate student was the 2018 the recipient of the $2,500 South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship. “Our rural communities are struggling for many reasons. Agriculture is the foundation of rural communities. If we can bolster our agricultural producers by helping them to diversify their operations, conserve natural resources and improve profitability, the result will be invigorated farm economies,” explains Bredeson.
Source: South Dakota Farmers Union news release
Applications for the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Graduate School Scholarship are now available at www.sdfufoundation.org.
The Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship is designed to help retain talent in South Dakota to support South Dakota’s agriculture industry. It is open to students from South Dakota, pursuing a graduate degree in research, animal science, agriculture business or agriculture education at an accredited South Dakota school.
“Education is our future. This scholarship is one way Farmers Union works to help retain highly skilled individuals in South Dakota,” said Doug Sombke, SDFU President and fourth-generation Conde farmer.
Application deadline is December 15, 2018
Also sponsored by Travelers Motor Club, scholarship preference is given to students from South Dakota who have/had an affiliation with Farmers Union.
Awards are for one academic year, beginning in the fall, and students may reapply at the end of the award period.
Eligible graduate students include on-campus and distance education students who are pursuing any master’s or doctoral program, agriculture teacher certification program (CERT/FCSC) or graduate certificate program (GCERT).
To learn more, contact, Karla Hofhenke, Executive Director, South Dakota Farmers Union at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-352-6761 ext.114.