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Source: National Sorghum Producers news release

Lubbock, TX - The National Sorghum Foundation (NSF) and BASF are pleased to announce the NSF/BASF joint scholarships were awarded to Zoe Schultz from Kansas State University and Luke Arthaud from Oklahoma State University. Each winner will be awarded $2,500 to be applied during the 2021-2022 academic year.

"The National Sorghum Foundation congratulates Zoe and Luke on this accomplishment, and we are thankful for the opportunity to once again partner with BASF to award these scholarships to outstanding students," NSF Chairman Larry Lambright said. "We look forward to continuing this partnership and helping hard working, student leaders succeed."

Schultz, a senior agricultural communications major at K-State, grew up on a row crop farm in Grainfield, Kansas. In her application, she said she sees the impact sorghum has on the sustainability of their operation. In the future, Schultz said she sees sorghum playing an integral role in mitigating drought issues in Kansas and believes integrating the crop into more rotations will help producers reach maximum crop efficiency. Upon graduation, Schultz plans to return to her family farm in addition to finding a position working in a commodity organization or seed sales.

Arthaud, a sophomore plant and soil science major at OSU, grew up surrounded by agriculture in the Oklahoma panhandle. He said he sees many of sorghum's innate qualities such as drought tolerance, non-GMO and gluten-free, coupled with its many uses, as a way sorghum can serve as a crop to lead the future of sustainable agriculture into the 21st century and beyond. Arthaud plans to pursue an internship with John Deere this summer and continue participation in a small grains agronomy team, which he hopes will provide opportunities for him to explore future career paths after graduation.

For more information about the National Sorghum Foundation, additional scholarships and criteria, visit

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