BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. Durum Growers Association (USDGA) has awarded annual scholarships to Cauy Hartel of Watford City, North Dakota, and Warrick Dilse of Scranton, North Dakota.
The USDGA presented Hartel with the Monroe Scheflo Scholarship, which goes to a deserving full-time student from North Dakota pursuing a degree in agriculture. USDGA created the award in 1985 in memory of the past association president, who succumbed to cancer at the age of 43. Dilse was presented the USDGA Scholarship given annually to a full-time college student from a durum-producing state pursuing a degree in agriculture.
“These awards recognize the achievements of those whose pursuits of agriculture will have a positive impact on the nation and world in the future,” USDGA President Scott Monke said. “I am honored to present these awards to two truly deserving individuals.”
Hartel, who is pursuing a degree in precision agriculture at North Dakota State University, grew up on the family ranch east of Watford City and assists his family with managing a water depot. Upon completion of his degree, he plans to utilize his degree within North Dakota while finding an enjoyable, challenging and innovative position. He is the son of Justin and Angie Hartel.
Dilse is a fourth-generation durum producer on his family’s farm near Scranton. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University, Dilse plans to pursue a career in the agriculture industry with the overall goal of returning to operate the family farm. He is the son of Stuart and Katie Dilse.
USDGA’s mission is to increase the profitability of durum production through effective market development and promotion and coordinated communication and educational outreach. For more information, please visit www.durumgrowers.com.