Nevada Heritage Foundation Scholarship Winner

The recipient of this years $2000 Nevada Heritage Foundation Scholarship Award is Connor Billman. Billman is a graduate of Douglas High School in Minden, Nevada. Currently Billman is a Junior at the University of Nevada, Reno, pursuing a degree in animal science. The ultimate goal of Billman is to earn a master’s degree in education and teach agriculture science.

“I am very grateful to be chosen as the recipient for the Nevada Heritage Scholarship this year,” said Connor Billman. “I plan on continuing to apply myself to more diverse agriculture opportunities so that I can become a more well-rounded agriculture leader and educator. Thank you for your support!”

 

Ag has always been a passion for Billman for as long as he can remember being involved in the National FFA Organization and Ag in the Classroom as a presenter for the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Billman also serves as an Ag Senator for the Associated Students at the University of Nevada, Reno and is the Vice President for the Nevada Farm Bureau Collegiate Young Farmers & Ranchers.

 

Billman is constantly trying to expand his knowledge and awareness of agriculture issues. Last summer Billman attended Agriculture Future of America Leaders (AFA) in Kansas City Missouri. This was an excellent opportunity for Billman to learn more about ways he could expand his personal and professional development skills to better prepare him for his future as an agriculture educator.

 

Being able to attend the AFA conference last summer is what Billman believes prepared him for the internship he landed this summer at Cargill, as the Food, Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) Intern.

 

Billman is grateful for all the opportunities so far and looks forward to continuing to expand is education this coming school year.  

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