Wheat Udpate January 30, 2021

Wheat Udpate January 30, 2021

High school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the 2021 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Herb Clutter’s influential role in organizing leadership groups on behalf of Kansas wheat producers, and is administered by the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. Thanks to the generosity of the Herb Clutter family, the scholarship was increased to a thousand dollars beginning in the 2020 academic year. The scholarship fund will award one $1,000 scholarship per year to a college or university bound incoming freshmen from Kansas pursuing a career in the field of agriculture. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and career objectives focused around the field of agriculture. The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established through a fund in memory of Herbert W. Clutter a farmer from Holcomb and the first president of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Clutter encouraged Kansas wheat farmers to organize as a strong unified voice, which led to the formation of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers in 1952. He encouraged research and education and industrial uses of wheat, improved variety development and methods to produce the best product at the lowest cost. Clutter’s efforts led to the formation of the Kansas Wheat Commission by the Kansas legislature in 1957. Applicants of the Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship must complete the scholarship application, which includes a four to 500 word essay discussing why they have chosen to pursue a career in agriculture. The selection committee will use this essay along with the student’s application in determining the scholarship winner. The deadline is March 12th. The scholarship application is available at kswheat.com/clutter.

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