Iowa Cattlemen Foundation scholarship deadlines approaching

by | Oct 15, 2019 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Application deadlines are approaching for the:

  • Beef Scholarship Extravaganza
  • Maynard Jayne Scholars Program

Beef Extravaganza (deadline Nov. 1)

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is proud to host the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding youth cattle competitions in the nation. Young people who participate in this event reap the benefits of their preparation long after the competition is over. Registration is due Nov. 1.

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who test their knowledge on the beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following beef industry topics:

  • Credit and Finance
  • Seedstock Merchandising
  • Nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Industry Issues and Advocacy
  • Marketing
  • Beef Management
  • Health
  • Job Interview
  • Keep-Cull Heifer Replacement Evaluation

Maynard Jayne Scholars Program (deadline Nov. 15)

Maynard Jayne, a member of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame, was a former lobbyist for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Following his death in 2016, a scholarship endowment was set up in his honor through the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation.

The endowment will provide for one $2000 scholarship annually. “Jayne Scholars” must be full-time students at an accredited not-for-profit college or university in the state of Iowa, and must demonstrate financial need. Click here to apply.