The Montana Seed Trade Association is proud to announce the 2021-22 MSTA Scholarship winners.
Tom received his bachelor degree from Montana State University in Plant Science and is now working on a master degree in Plant Pathology. In his current program he is coordinating a grower-participatory research project evaluating the economic returns of seed treatments in commercial wheat production as well as a study on stored bin seed. Tom was sponsored by ClearView Seed in Denton Montana and received $1000 toward his studies for the 2021-22 academic year.
Rachel is studying Pre-Medicine and hopes to specialize as an ER Doctor and perhaps going on to further her interest in pediatric emergency medicine. Rachel was sponsored by Big Sky Wholesale Seeds and was awarded $500 toward her studies for the 2021-22 Academic year.
Tyler is seeking a degree in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Education. He hopes to become an Ag. Lender or an educator in the state of Montana. He hopes to serve organizations such as FFA and Rotary to give back to the organizations that assisted him. Tyler was sponsored by Rocky Mountain Supply in Townsend and received $1000 toward his studies for the 2021-22 academic year.
McKenna is seeking a degree in Plant Science and a minor in Agricultural Business. She has worked at the Montana State Research Farm under Head Pulse Breeder, Kevin McPhee. She seeks to stay connected to her family farm and other family farms across Montana. McKenna was sponsored by Heartland Seed in Moccasin, Montana and received $1000 toward her studies for the 2021-22 academic year.
Taylor Noyes-Montana State University-Taylor is majoring in Animal Science with a focus in livestock management. She has assisted in research projects relating to bovine reproduction, grazing and more. He plans to become a bovine embryo transfer specialist and eventually own her own business doing custom embryo transfer. She has a passion for agriculture and a profound interest in genetics. Taylor was sponsored by Rocky Mountain Supply in Townsend and received $1000 toward his studies for the 2021-22 academic year.
Morgan Ward-Montana State University-Morgan is seeking a degree in Animal Science and Agriculture Education. After earning a double bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend graduate school to further her education and participate in a few of the many research projects that the College of Agriculture is currently completing. She hopes to start her career as an MSU County Extension agent near Denton so that she can stay involved in her family’s cattle and crop production operation. Morgan was sponsored by ClearView Seed in Denton and received $1000 toward her studies for the 2021-22 academic year.