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KSU Sigma Alpha Praying for the Plains Fundraiser
The Kansas State University Chapter of Sigma Alpha is selling t-shirts to raise money for Kansas farmers and ranchers impacted by the recent wildfires. All of the proceeds from the t-shirt sale will be donated to the Kansas Livestock Association.
4th Annual Meat Science Association BBQ Contest
Kansas State Meat Science Association is hosting their annual student BBQ contest on Saturday, April 1. Students will have the chance to win trophies and other prizes. Pre-team registration deadline is March 17. Each team should consist of 3-6 people. Registration is $25 per team for student division and $50 for greek teams.
Teams will prepare chicken thighs, pork loin, and beef tri-tip and present their creations to a panel of Kansas City BBQ sanctioned judges and alumni. Registration forms can be found in the meat science grad office in Weber 216 or here.
Kansas Corn is sponsoring Careers in Corn, a new program that connects college students with potential career paths in the corn industry. The program will make a stop in Manhattan on March 13 at 6pm at IGP Institute. Students will network with corn industry professionals in an informal setting where you can learn about a variety of careers in the corn industry.
NILE 2017 Internship Program
The Northern International Livestock Exposition is looking for college students who are interested in participating in a ten-day long internship helping the show run smoothly. Some interns will be helping work the livestock show ring, while others help with the Ranch Rodeo. The NILE is October 12-22, 207 in Billings, Montana.
Durvet, Inc., an animal health product company in Blue Springs, Missouri is offering a summer marketing internship. The position is designed to give exposure to all areas of the Marketing department. The Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to assist with product launches, marketing collateral creation, trade show preparation, product sample management, product promotions and product performance reporting.
Learn more about the internship opportunity here.
National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship
The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation will be awarding five $2,500 scholarships to students interested in the fields of poultry science, food science. agricultural economics/marketing, food marketing and related poultry and business fields of study. Applications and a letter of recommendation must have been sent to the NPFDA office no later than May 31, 2017. Transcripts MUST arrive by June 10.
Find a copy of the application here.
National Black Farmers Association Scholarship
The National Black Farmers Association is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The NBFA will award scholarships of up to $5,000 to African-American farmers or dependents of African-American farmers who plan to enroll or are enrolled in agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
Sustainability Leadership Opportunity
Are you a student or young professional interested in food science, sustainability, agriculture and environmental issues? Net Impact out of Oakland, CA offers a program called the Food Solutions Challenge, which provides information based off of the question, "How might we move toward a carbon neutral or carbon positive food supply chain in the future?