Oct 16 2019

Deadline Approaching for Cattle Growers/Purina Mills’ Scholarship

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November 12, 2019, is the deadline for students to apply for four scholarships that will be made available by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC). Scholarships will be presented at the 2019 Joint Stockmen’s Convention.

“We have some great young people in New Mexico agriculture, and want to help them as much as possible as they pursue their plans and dreams for the future,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay. “We truly appreciate Purina Mills and the members of our Allied Industries Committee making it possible.”

Two $1,000 Purina Mills scholarships will be awarded to a New Mexico student who is a member of the NMCGA, the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association, or the child of an NMCGA member. Graduating high school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the award. In addition, the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee and the Allied Industries Committee will also be presenting two $500 scholarships – one to a high school senior and one to a continuing college student.

Scholarship sponsors include: Purina Animal Health, Gary & Ginger Creighton, Portales; Dickinson Implement Co. , Tucumcari; Creighton’s Town & Country, Portales; Cortese Feed Supply, Fort Sumner; Circle S Feed Store, Carlsbad; Horse N Hound Feed N Supply, Las Cruces; Roswell Livestock & Farm Supply, Roswell and Bunks Feed and Supply, Hobbs.

“We understand how expensive college can be for young people and their families, and want to encourage all eligible students to apply for these scholarships,” Sidwell said. “We look forward to the opportunity to help some of New Mexico agriculture’s future leaders.”

The scholarships will be presented to the top applicants during the Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 10 – 13, 2019 at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque. The application for the awards is available on the NMCGA website, www.nmagriculture.org or by contacting the NMCGA office at 505.247.0584 or via email at nmcga@nmagriculture.org. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2019.