LINCOLN, NE (May 24, 2022) – Today, the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced Miss TaraLee Hudson of Belvidere, Nebraska, as the 2022 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar.
TaraLee will be a senior at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this fall, where she currently maintains a 4.0 GPA while double majoring in Animal Science and Agriculture Economics with a minor in Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars. TaraLee is very active in the beef industry through leadership roles in 4-H, FFA, Nebraska Junior Angus Association, Nebraska Angus Association, National Junior Angus Association, Nebraska Beef Ambassador Program, and the Young Nebraska Cattlemen.
Miss TaraLee Hudson stated, “It is a great honor to be selected as the recipient of the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation’s Beef State Scholarship. Having grown up on a cow/calf operation in southeastern Nebraska, the beef industry has had an especially impactful role in shaping my identity, as well as my career goals. This scholarship will be instrumental in helping me to finance my ongoing education, which will ultimately allow me to pursue a career in which I can positively impact Nebraska’s beef industry in the same way it has impacted me.”
Loren Berger, Vice President of NCF said, “When selecting our prestigious Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar, the Foundation looks for several student qualities, including a desire to continue working in the beef industry, a passion for agriculture, and a dedication to academic excellence. TaraLee Hudson is a distinguished scholar who encompasses all of these traits and more. We congratulate TaraLee on her success and look forward to watching her continue to grow in her pursuit of bettering the beef industry.”
The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation awarded $66,200 in scholarships to fifty-two students furthering their education in the 2022-2023 academic year. TaraLee, along with all scholarship recipients, will be recognized at the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in Valentine, Friday, June 10, during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch.
To donate or for more information concerning the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Secretary at (402) 475-2333 or Jana Jensen, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Fundraising Coordinator at (308) 588-6299.
Established in 2014, the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship is the premier Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation scholarship providing a $10,000 award to an outstanding junior, senior, or graduate level Nebraska resident student enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry related degree.