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2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship Recipients Recognized During CattleCon24

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2024) – Ten students pursuing careers in the beef industry were awarded $1,500 scholarships by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) and recognized during CattleCon24 in Orlando. The CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship program recognizes talented and thoughtful students emerging as industry leaders.

The 2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship recipients are:

  • Grace Anderson of San Luis Obispo, California, California Polytechnic University
  • Addie Brown of Beeville, Texas, West Texas A&M University
  • Bryce Hoeltzel of Olsburg, Kansas, Allen Community College
  • Harper Kirsch of Platte, South Dakota, Iowa State University
  • Alaina Link of Moberly, Missouri, University of Missouri
  • Delaney Nichols of Marshalltown, Iowa, Iowa State University
  • Collin Ochsner of Kersey, Colorado, Texas Tech University
  • Ava Perrier of Eureka, Kansas, Kansas State University
  • Megan Sanders of Oral, South Dakota, South Dakota State University
  • Weston Schrader of Wells, Kansas, Kansas State University

“Thanks to the generous support of CME Group, we can provide scholarships to future leaders in the cattle industry,” said NCF Chair Dave True. “It is an honor to recognize this year’s recipients during CattleCon.”

Introduced in 1989 and sponsored by CME Group, the scholarship identifies and encourages talented students who play a vital role in the future of food production. Students studying education, communication, production, research or other areas related to the beef industry are eligible to apply for the annual scholarship program.

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was first organized in 1972. It provides charitable, scientific and educational activities to benefit the cattle industry. For more information, visit

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