SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Cattlemen’s Association officials are excited to announce the 2014 scholarship recipients from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund.

Andrew Miles, Patrick Linnell, John O’Leary, Garrett Robinson and Devin Robinson have each received scholarships to help fray the cost of higher education.

“With a record number of highly-qualified applicants, the scholarship award decision was particularly difficult this year,” said the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund Scholarship (OCSF) Committee Chair Norbert Hartmann. OCA officials appreciate the time and effort in submitting the applications and encourage all applicants to reapply next spring if they are still attending school.

Congratulations to the following 2014 OCSF Scholarship recipients:

Andrew Miles
Silver Lake, Ore.

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Miles will attend Oregon State University this fall as a junior majoring in agricultural business management with a minor in animal science. He plans on pursuing a master’s in agricultural education and plans on farming with his brother or becoming an Ag teacher. Miles said: “With all my experience in the field and classroom, I know I want a career in agriculture.”

Patrick Linnell
Hermiston, Ore.

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Patrick Linnell will attend Colorado State University this fall as junior as an animal science and agricultural business major.  Patrick is considering entering graduate school to study ruminant nutrition. He is currently on an internship in Beef Procurement with Cargill.  Patrick said: “No matter which of these paths life ends up taking me, I plan to be involved in some sector of the beef industry as I firmly believe it is on many levels one of the most rewarding industries.”

John O’Leary
Paisley, Ore.

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John O’Leary will attend Eastern Oregon University this fall as a junior majoring in agricultural science with a business minor. He is the fourth generation of a ranching family and plans to return to production agriculture after graduation. John said: “I really appreciate you selecting me for your scholarship. It truly is an honor to represent the Oregon Cattlemen’s and the beef industry going forward.”

Garrett Robinson
Heppner, Ore.

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Garrett Robinson will attend Oregon State University this fall as a sophomore majoring agricultural sciences with a minor in rangeland management. Robinson is the fifth generation of a ranching family. Robinson said: “Agriculture is more than just a career path to me; it’s a way of life.” After earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences, he plans to work for the Forest Service in the Range Department, along with maintaining his own cattle herd.

Devin Robinson
Heppner, Ore.

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Devin Robinson will attend Oregon State University this fall as a senior majoring in agricultural sciences with a minor in agricultural business management.

“Growing up as the fifth generation on my family ranch is a way of life that has taught me the values of family and hard work,” Robinson said. He would like to be able to increase his cattle herd while being involved in organizations to advocate for agriculture and give back to his family and community that have supported him throughout his life.