SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

The Foundation supports a broad range of activities relating to agriculture

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SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

The Foundation supports a broad range of activities relating to agriculture

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SCHOLARSHIPS

The Foundation supports a broad range of activities relating to agriculture

Student Support

The leaders of tomorrow are the students of today. We offer education assistance awards and grants to students attending a college or university while majoring in a subject relating to agriculture. By helping defray the costs of a higher education, it is hoped that the college or university graduate will return to Nevada as a leader in agriculture.

Youth Education Activities

We offer support to the Future Farmers of America and 4-H groups in such activities as livestock and range judging, student participation in regional and national seminars and conferences. These all help to provide broader educational opportunities and maintain an interest in agriculture.

Research and Development

We will continue to provide assistance to programs designed to aid in solving the problems of Nevada’s rural communities, farmers and ranchers. The Foundation often collaborates with Nevada Cooperative Extension, UNR and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, UNR in an effort to provide research and educational opportunities at the local level.

Agricultural Leadership

We support individuals engaged in production agriculture for assistance in training and understanding new technologies.

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RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

We will strive to provide facilities, equipment and material for teaching support as well as on-the-job experiences.

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OUR SUCCESS

Over the last 39 years, the Nevada Agricultural Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to students, researchers, and agricultural education organizations. These awards have been given to hundreds of individuals. We’ve highlighted a small sample of our success stories below. These professionals have shown significant accomplishments and continue to support agriculture throughout Nevada and the United States.

TRACY SHANE

Agricultural Educator

Tracy (Benson) Shane was a recipient of the Armstrong and Rolph Scholarships from the Nevada Agriculture Foundation.  Ms. Shane has enjoyed a varied career in agriculture and natural resources since her graduation from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science (2000) and a Master’s of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Science (2006).   Ms. Shane is currently a tenured Agriculture Professor and Supervisor of the Bachelor’s of Arts in Integrative Studies – Natural Resource emphasis at Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada.  She teaches a variety of courses including Agriculture Issues, Range Management, Rangeland Monitoring, Introduction to Agriculture Management, and is the faculty adviser for the Aggies Club.  Ms. Shane is also actively involved in the Nevada Society for Range Management as membership chair, is president-elect of Nevada CattleWomen, and agriculture adviser to the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group.  Previously, she held range management positions at Resource Concepts, Inc. and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.   She is also actively involved in the local 4-H and FFA programs within Elko County, Nevada.

CASEY BIEROTH

Risk Analysis Coordinator & Production Agriculturalist

Casey Bieroth was the recipient of the Golden Scholarship from the Nevada Agricultural Foundation.  He graduated from Elko High School in 2003 and went on to study agribusiness at Kansas State University (KSU).  Mr. Bieroth graduated from KSU in 2007 with his Bachelor of Science and went on pursue a graduate degree from KSU.  He received a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from KSU in 2010.  Mr. Bieroth is currently a Risk Analysis Coordinator for AgriBeef Co. based in Boise, Idaho.  He is also heavily involved in his family’s cattle ranching operations in northeastern Nevada.

JESSICA BELL

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Jessica (Allen) Bell was the recipient of the Golden Scholarship from the Nevada Agricultural Foundation.  She graduated from Yerington High School in Mason Valley, Nevada in 1998.  She attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) where she studied animal science as an undergraduate.  She graduated from UNR in 2002 and went on to study veterinary medicine at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington.  Ms. Bell graduated from WSU in 2005 and is currently practicing 40% small animal, 40% equine, and 20% livestock medicine at Rustebakke Veterinary Service where she is an associate veterinarian.  She lives with her husband and two children in Colton, Washington.  Jessica is currently the secretary of the North Idaho Veterinary Medical Association and involved in her local 4-H and FFA livestock programs.

JEREMY DREW

Natural Resource Specialist & Engineering Intern

Jeremy Drew was the recipient of the Golden Scholarship from the Nevada Agricultural Foundation.  He graduated from Douglas High School in 1999 and went on to study wildlife biology and engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Jeremy graduated from UNR in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  Jeremy is currently a Natural Resource Specialist and Engineering Intern for Resource Concepts Inc. based in Carson City, Nevada.  He spends his time on a variety of projects ranging from energy development, to agricultural  representation in the legislature, to fire restoration and range ecology projects.  Jeremy volunteers a significant amount of time to youth outdoor education activities.  He also sits on the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners.

CHARITABLE GIVINGS

Gifts of Cash, Securities, Real Property, Life Insurance, Will and Bequest

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation is a recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult your qualified tax professional before giving.

Donors may designate the purpose of their gifts, such as establishing an Education Assistance Award for a specific field of study or in recognition of someone. The Foundation will guarantee to follow the wishes of the donor as closely as possible within the scope of its mission.

There are many ways to donate that may be beneficial to both the Foundation as well as the donor.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets: By donating gifts of securities, real estate or other appreciated assets, the individual may be able to deduct the full fair market value of the asset and avoid capital gains on their “paper profit.”

Gifts may include any number of assets:
· Gifts of Cash
· Gifts of Securities
· Gifts of Real Property
· Gifts of Life Insurance
· Gifts by Will and Bequest

For More Information: Individuals wishing more information on giving to the Nevada Agricultural Foundation to help further its mission, please contact:

Sue Hoffman, Executive Director
sue@nvagfoundation.org
Phone/fax 775.673.2468
The assets may be given in a number of ways with differing benefits to the donor, income tax consequences and benefits to the Foundation:

Outright Gift:
The donor is willing to donate all rights to the asset immediately.

Charitable Gift Annuity:
This is the same as the bargain sale, except that the donor desires payment to be made in installments for life.

Undivided Interest:
The donor is willing to have the Foundation own only a fraction of the asset.

Remainder Deed (or Life Estate):
The donor desires continued use of the home or farm until death.

SCHOLARSHIP

Student Support: The leaders of tomorrow are the students of today. We offer education assistance awards and grants to students attending a college or university while majoring in a subject relating to agriculture.

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