In August, the National Grain Sorghum Foundation awarded three sorghum-specific scholarships to students exemplifying interest and achievement in the sorghum industry. The 2012 Sorghum Challenge Scholarship recipients are Ross Barr of Liberty, Neb., and Michael Misra of Ames, Iowa. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in an agriculturally-based degree program.
Barr is a senior agronomy major at the University of Nebraska and is also a sixth generation famer in Pawnee County. Barr was also the winner of the 2011 Rosenow Memorial Scholarship and is the only person to have won both awards. After graduating in December, Barr will be inducted into the United States Air Force as an officer. Misra is also a senior, studying global resources systems, sociology, and entrepreneurship at Iowa State University.
Both scholarship recipients were awarded $750 and will have the opportunity to attend the NSP D.C. Fly-In in 2013 to learn more about agricultural policy and regulatory agencies.
The Dr. Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010. Rosenow was a pioneer in hybrid sorghum breeding with a career spanning 40 years as a sorghum plant breeder for Texas AgriLife Research. His dedication to sorghum and those that worked with the crop will be remembered through this scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in agriculturally-based departments related to agronomy, plant pathology, and plant breeding with an emphasis on sorghum.
Dominic Wick of Stillwell, Okla., is the 2012 recipient of the Rosenow Memorial Scholarship. Wick is a junior plant and soil sciences major at Oklahoma State University. NSP congratulates all three winners for their achievements, and wishes them continued success.
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