Young Angus Breeders Receive Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships

By Katy Holdener   |  

Young Angus Breeders Receive Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships


            Kansas State University students Dean Klahr, Holton, Kansas, and Cameron Hayden, Cassopolis, Michigan, were recently awarded Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.

Henry C. Gardiner scholarship applicants complete applications and participate in a thorough interview process conducted by a panel of Kansas State University faculty and industry leaders. Students selected are examples of the best and brightest animal science and industry undergraduates enrolled at K-State and already have relevant work history. Their academic standing, community service, work ethic and future goals are taken into consideration by the panel.

Dean Klahr, a young seedstock producer and former National Junior Angus Association member, plans to continue his education to graduate school with a future goal of a post graduate degree in agricultural economics. Cameron Hayden is also a young producer who plans to pursue a graduate degree in beef cattle breeding and production.

Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships are awarded annually to rising junior, junior or senior K-State animal science students meeting the criteria and exhibiting a passion to improve the beef industry. The scholarship is made possible through generous contributions of Gardiner customers, friends and family continuing the legacy of Henry Gardiner. Since inception, 22 undergraduate scholars have received $100,000 in scholarships.

Gardiner was an avid beef industry advocate and challenged the industry to use science to develop tools, which made rapid genetic improvements possible. He incorporated technology and embraced change in his own business, Gardiner Angus Ranch (GAR), in Ashland, Kansas.

Due to his leadership and vision, the family-owned and operated Gardiner Angus Ranch is known as a world leader in providing exceptional beef cattle genetics. The ranch was homesteaded by Henry Gardiner’s grandfather in 1885 and now expands more than 48,000 acres. The Gardiner family sells approximately 2,600 bulls and 2,000 registered and commercial Angus females each year.



- Compiled by Katy Holdener, Angus Communications