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North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners and Elects Officers

Date Posted: October 11, 2013

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation has announced the names of its scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Nine students will receive $750 scholarships.

Award winners, hometowns, colleges and curriculums in which the students are enrolled are as follows:

Bismarck State College

John Denning IV, Mohall, ND, Agriculture Transfer

North Dakota State University at Fargo

Kelvin Anderson, Stillwater, MN in Agribusiness

Kenneth Bahm, Mandan, ND in Agricultural Economics

Ty Bruner, Drake, ND in Agricultural Economics

William Klose, Hoople, ND in Crop & Weed Sciences

Brooks Larson, Cando, ND in Agribusiness

Stacie Urbach, Englevale, ND in Crop & Weed Sciences

Katherine Woodbury, Ross, ND in Agricultural Economics

Wahpeton ND State College of Science

Lacey Gilsdorf, Dumont, MN in Crop Production Sales and Technology

The Foundation also awarded a grant of $600 to the Soils Department at NDSU for the purchase of two compound microscopes.

Current Directors and Officers were re-elected at the Foundation's recent annual meeting.

Paul Lautenschlager was re-elected President.

Paul is the Manager at Beach Co-op Grain Co. at Beach, ND and a Director of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association.

Roger Wagner was re-elected Vice President.

Roger is the Manager at Grafton Farmers Co-op Grain Co. at Grafton, ND and a Director of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association.

Re-elected as Directors were Steve Hepper, Grain Merchandiser at Hubbard Feeds, Inc. at Bismarck, ND and Second Vice President of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association; Joel Janke, Public Relations Officer of the ND FFA Foundation, Bismarck, ND; and Elton Solseng, Instructor, Agricultural Systems Management at NDSU.

Steve Strege and Cheryal Welle both of Fargo, serve as Executive Vice President and Executive Assistant respectively.

They each hold the same offices with the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association.

The Foundation was incorporated in 1980 by the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association to promote agribusiness education in North Dakota.

Primary emphasis is on students entering the grain marketing industry or other agribusiness.

The Foundation has awarded over $191,000 in scholarships and instructional aid grants over thirty-three academic years.

Students interested in obtaining more information or applications for next year's award should contact the Foundation office at 1325 23rd Street South Suite A, Fargo, ND 58103-3723.

For more information, call 701-235-4184.

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