Copper CowBelles Award Annual Scholarship
The Copper CowBelles award $1000 to Miss Lindsey Ashinhurst, a Silver High graduate, former student at University of Arizona and enrolled at Oklahoma State University now to pursue her degree in Agricultural Business.
“My primary goal in my career is to stand up for the values of cattle ranchers, and use my education to expand the market for cattle”, states Ashinhurst in her application.
“In the two years of undergraduate studies I have remaining, I am eager to continue to develop career-ready skills and knowledge that will allow me to contribute to the agriculture industry in New Mexico.”
Copper CowBelles award a scholarship annually to local youths pursuing Agriculture Careers. These funds are a primary mission of the CowBelles who actively promote the beef industry and educate consumers. Be sure to visit the Copper CowBelles booth at the Grant County Fair.
This years award was given in memory of Lori Nell Glenn, Brenda Bays and Jo Bounds.
The Grant County Copper CowBelles met August 21st. President Deborah van Tellingen led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Creed and Prayer were read. Guests Cyndi Donovan and FSA CED Mackey Irwin were introduced. Mackey gave a short presentation on upcoming FSA County Committee Elections and current programs. The minutes of the June meeting were approved. Deborah provided information about the Wild Apricot Software that the State has rolled out and explained that Copper will also be using it to send out emails and newsletters. Deborah will chair the County Fair booth in September and is looking for volunteers. She will do the decorating and Pat will get the items needed for the beef and candy drawings.
The Nominating Committee presented the proposed slate of officers for 2019. This will be published in the next newsletter and voted on at the September meeting. The Scholarship Committee presented an application from Lindsey Ashinhurst who is majoring in Ag Business at Oklahoma State and an award was approved. It was also decided to continue our buckle donation to the local 4-H for the Livestock Contest at the County Fair.
Bobbie Neal Little announced that the ranching exhibit at the Silver City Museum is back on the docket and is scheduled to open early in 2019. She needs more local ranch family histories.
Submitted by Pat Hunt