Montana Ag Network: Montana ranch teen finalist for $50,000 scholarship

Montana Ag Network: Montana ranch teen finalist for $50,000 scholarship


this year General Mills launched the feeding better future Scholars Program which asks youth to share their ideas to help solve the challenge of feeding a growing world population empty hands Russell Nemitz shares and this morning’s Montana AG report Montana teen has been selected to help answer that big question and it could just pay for her higher education [Music] I said 50 grand just like this worst typo ever I mean why would they put they’ve got to fix that and I clicked on it is 50 believe it or not that’s how big timbers 19 year old Kate Enderlin first learned about the feeding better futures General Mills Scholars Program now a regional finalist her idea on how to feed a growing world population through regenerative agriculture in beef production could earn her $50,000 as Agricultural Hall we’re supposed to produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed the growing nine point two billion people expected by then and so they’re looking for ideas and young people to help accomplish that and there’s five of us selected as finalists and we’re gonna do it Kate actually graduated from high school last year and decided to do an overseas experience that she says helped her a lot in developing a roadmap for a future in agriculture I had amazing opportunity to intern with integrity soils and Nicole masters and I went there I went to New Zealand Australia and worked on dairy farm a cropping operation and then a huge wee operation in Western Australia and you know just stuff had never been introduced to and it really made me appreciate and look at things differently and she says when it comes to having a future in production agriculture and feeding this growing world population it all starts at the ground level ground up and soil health is everything it pertains to animal health our health and you know if your animals are healthy your soils healthy grass is healthy and your being able to produce more unless it’s profitability and that’s gonna bring young people like me home I mean kids wanting to come back to ranching but at the land costs and you know then having maybe College Downton talked about it’s it’s really really challenging and I’m excited to give my generation an opportunity to you know come back and make things work and make them work better now if you’d like to help our friend Kate Enderlin bring home the amazing grand prize of $50,000 it’s really easy to do so it’s through online voting and all you need to do is cast your vote for her by the end of business on Tuesday May 15th by visiting feeding better futures dot-com near Big Timber Russell Nimitz MTN news now Russell tells us key about plans to attend the University of Montana this fall and she’ll major in business the $50,000 grand prize winner will be announced coming up in June

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