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Date: 8/1/2019

Title: National Cattlemen’s Foundation Now Accepting Applications for W.D. Farr Scholarships

Grants Support Graduate Students Who Will Advance Beef Industry

DENVER (August 1, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2019-20 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement. The awards will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the industry.

The scholarship was established by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation to honor the successful career of the late W.D. Farr. Farr, a third-generation Coloradan, pioneer rancher, statesman and banker was known for his extraordinary vision.His dedication to improving agriculture, livestock and water development has resulted in significant changes in farming methods that have influenced the practices of ranchers and farmers throughout the nation.

To apply for the scholarship, graduate students planning to pursue a career in the beef industry should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of applicant’s goals and experience, and statement of belief in the industry, as well as a review of the applicant’s graduate research and three letters of recommendation. Applications close at midnight MDT on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit All applications must be submitted online.

The NCF advances the future of the beef industry by assisting in the education of the next generation of beef industry professionals. For more information, visit


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