National Wheat Foundation Scholarships
This year BASF and the NWF established a new scholarship fund to honor longtime wheat industry friend and BASF employee Jerry Minore by supporting students pursuing careers in agriculture.
As a BASF Senior Market Manager, Minore was a liaison to the wheat industry, including the National Association of Wheat Growers and the Foundation, and an advocate for wheat growers who passed away unexpectedly in February 2012.
To honor his advocacy for the wheat industry, BASF partnered with NAWG to fund $1,000 and $1,500 Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarships that will be awarded to four students each during the next three years.
"We are pleased to partner with BASF on something that was important to Jerry," said NWF Chairman Jimmie Musick. "This scholarship is a great way to not only support youth who express interest in the wheat industry, but to continue Jerry's legacy."
Recipients of the NAWG scholarship include: John Rosman of Creston, Wash., upcoming freshman at Oklahoma State University, studying agricultural communications; Morgan Perez of Lind, Wash., a junior at Washington State University studying agriculture technology and production management; Joshua C. Duling of Mupin, Ore., a junior at Eastern Oregon University, studying agriculture science; and Garrett Reiss of El Dorado, Kan., a sophomore at Butler Community College studying agronomy.