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NDFB scholarship winners announced

-- BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education Committee recently announced the recipients of the 2006 NDFB scholarships. North Dakota wnners of the $500 Farm Bureau Family Member Scholarship are Rebekah Miller of Lawton, ...

-- BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education Committee recently announced the recipients of the 2006 NDFB scholarships. North Dakota wnners of the $500 Farm Bureau Family Member Scholarship are Rebekah Miller of Lawton, Mark Strand of Cooperstown and Kelsey Snyder of Hazen. The Farm Bureau Family Member Scholarships are awarded to current Farm Bureau members or family members who have or will have completed their freshman year of college. Meghan Nelson of Watford City received the $500 Farm Bureau Citizenship Scholarship. Former Citizenship Seminar participants who have or will have completed their freshman year of college are eligible for the scholarship. Kimberlee Anderson of Arthur received the $250 Citizenship Seminar Alumni Scholarship. The alumni scholarship is awarded to a student who has attended Seminar two times and provided leadership to new students attending the program. The $250 Nontraditional Student Scholarship is available for Farm Bureau members wishing to be retrained, change careers or supplement their income by enhancing their current educational status. Both full-time and part-time students were eligible. Lynette Nodland of Halliday received this scholarship. The Farm Bureau Graduate Level scholarship is for any Farm Bureau member wishing to complete his or her master's degree. Cassie Seal of Grand Forks received the $1,000 scholarship.

Ken Olson named SDSU extension beef specialist-- BROOKINGS, S.D. - Ken Olson

is South Dakota State University's new extension beef specialist assigned to the West River Ag Center in Rapid City. He also has research duties. Producers can contact him at (605) 394-2236 Kenneth.Olson @sdstate.edu . Olson will field any questions that have to do with beef cattle, from nutrition to water quality, and is especially interested in cow-calf management in rangeland settings. Olson grew up on farm/ranch operation near Scobey, Mont., and earned his bachelor's degree in ag education and his master's degree in range science from Montana State University-Bozeman. He earned his Ph.D. in range livestock nutrition from Utah State University in Logan in 1986. He worked for Kansas State University's Western Kansas Ag Research Center in Hays from 1986 to 1992. After that, he served on the animal science faculty at Utah State University in Logan until accepting his position with SDSU.

Thomas Ames named to ADM Grain Group post-- DECATUR, Ill. - Archer Daniels Midland Co. has named Thomas Ames vice president-transportation and logistics for the Grain Group. In this position, he will be responsible for oversight of all transportation and logistical activities of the Grain Group, including barge, rail and truck, along with oversight of the documentation surrounding domestic and export shipments. Ames joined the company in 1978 and has held management positions in transportation and logistics for ADM. He most recently served as assistant vice president-transportation with responsibility for grain transportation.

- Agweek Staff and Wire Reports

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