CHAZY, N.Y. — Miner Institute is pleased to announce that graduate student Taylor Turney and dairy intern Nicole Stover are the 2022-23 recipients of the Stephen S. Flanagan, Frances B. Flanagan, and Stephen F. Flanagan Scholarship. The fund was established in 2016 after a $1.3 million donation to Miner Institute from the late Stephen Flanagan of Plattsburgh. The scholarship was named after Mr. Flanagan and his parents.
Taylor is from Fresno, CA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Fresno State University. Taylor is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Vermont in ruminant nutrition. Her studies will be supported and directed by Miner Institute. Nicole is from Medway, MA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. Nicole is the yearlong dairy management intern at Miner Institute and hopes to pursue a career in either farm management or extension. She is particularly interested in animal welfare.
“With their plans to work in the dairy industry, Nicole and Taylor are exactly the sort of students and future industry leaders that Mr. Flanagan envisioned when he made this generous scholarship available to students at Miner Institute,” said Dr. Rick Grant, president of Miner Institute. Mr. Flanagan was a lifelong farmer who owned and operated Sunshine Dairy Farm until 1972 and thereafter continued to raise beef cattle on his Plattsburgh farm. Mr. Flanagan wanted to ensure that deserving young people would have an opportunity to study the science of food production and enjoy farming as much as he had. Mr. Flanagan passed away in November 2014 at the age of 86.