NMPF Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

At NMPF’s June board meeting, the NMPF Scholarship Committee selected two graduate students to receive scholarships as part of the 2017 NMPF National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program. These students are conducting research in areas that will benefit dairy cooperatives and producers.

The 2017 Hintz Memorial Scholarship, given to the top scholarship candidate, was awarded to Sarah Adcock (above right), a Ph. D candidate in animal behavior at the University of California-Davis, who is studying the long-term welfare implications of hot-iron disbudding in dairy calves.

A scholarship was also awarded to Carlyn Peterson (above left), a Ph. D candidate in animal biology, also at the University of California-Davis, who is studying the use of a novel methane inhibitor to improve the environmental footprint of dairy cattle.