Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES $12,000 SCHOLARSHIP FROM NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S FOUNDATION
MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University graduate student has received a $12,000 scholarship from the National Cattlemen's Foundation.
Chelsea Good, who is finishing up her master's in communication studies at K-State, is one of two recipients of the foundation's W.D. Farr Scholarship, which helps support young scholars in the beef industry.
Good, Parker, Colo., earned bachelor's degrees in agricultural communications and journalism, public relations and political science from K-State in May 2008. She also has an associate degree from Butler Community College in El Dorado. She will attend Washburn University School of Law this fall.
"I aspire to develop a career advocating for the beef industry and fighting for ranchers' ability to earn an honest living producing safe, healthy food without unnecessary legal intrusion," Good said. "I appreciate the commitment of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation investing in my education as I work to reach this goal."
At K-State, Good serves on the search committee for K-State's next provost and senior vice president. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the K-State Debate Team, the Animals Sciences and Industry Quadrathlon Team and was named the College of Agriculture's outstanding senior in agricultural communications and journalism. She also has been a graduate assistant at K-State's Beef Cattle Institute and Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, as well as a communications studies graduate assistant.
W.D. Farr served as president of the National Cattlemen's Association in 1970 and was the first president of the board of trustees of the National Cattlemen's Foundation. Farr died in 2007 at the age of 97. The scholarship was established to honor him and his life's work in agriculture.