Since 2012, National Livestock has awarded nearly $500,000 in higher education scholarships.

National Livestock awarded $71,000 in academic scholarships to 22 undergraduates who are pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field along with five veterinary medicine students.

In 2012, National Livestock began investing in students through its scholarship program. Since then, nearly $490,000 has been invested in students pursuing their higher education goals.

 “Here at National Livestock we believe that investing in our youth is one of the best investments we can make,” said National Livestock CEO, Robert York. “We need more students to remain involved in the agricultural industry.”

 Recipients of National Livestock’s scholarships are required to be a family member of a customer of the National Livestock Companies or must be recommended by a customer. Students also must be attending or plan to attend an accredited university and must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or a field related to agriculture.

 “Giving back to our agricultural family is a top priority for our board and our staff,” York said. “These students are our future leaders and are worth every penny.”

 Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients.

Rusty Martin Memorial Vet Med Scholarship

Augustus Hull

Cal Major Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Dylan McDaniel

Vet Med Scholarships

Cooper Hicks

Will Shelby

Wyatt Catron

Addison Stuver (not pictured)

Undergraduate Scholarships

Ashton Cassody

Brayden Smith

Carli Hawkins

Derek Beach

Emily Heitschmidt

Emma Moore

Jewel Parker

Joseph Vasseur

Kallie Clifton

Kortnie Haney

Kylie Waters

Laney Lawson

Presley Pullen

Ryan Heitschmidt

Sage Borders

Sophie Varner

Victoria Gerken

Olivia Rainey

Not Pictured:
Faith Howe 
Jake Coffee 
Kaitlynn Hughes

 For more information on National Livestock and its scholarship opportunities, please contact Debbie Wedel at

— Written by JD Rosman

Founded in 1931, National Livestock is a cooperative built on the principles of marketing livestock for its members. The National Livestock Commission Association is a leader at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and the National Livestock Credit Corporation serves seven states in the southern U.S. and has expanded the cooperative to include the Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction, Superior Livestock Auction and OKC West Livestock Market.