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Beamer Awarded Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Plant Sciences M.S. student Kenneth (Paul) Beamer was awarded a scholarship by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Beamer Awarded Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Paul Beamer (right) with adviser Dr. Greta Gramig

February 7, 2017

Kenneth (Paul) Beamer, Plant Sciences M.S. student from Earlham, Iowa, was awarded a scholarship by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS). The scholarship was awarded at the 38th Annual NPSAS Winter Conference held January 26-28, 2017 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

The scholarship program is designed to support the training of the next generation of sustainable food systems workers. Candidates for the scholarship must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited post-secondary education program in a curriculum related to sustainable agriculture or an approved mentorship program.

Beamer’s graduate research focus and thesis title is Weed Management Strategies Improve Soil Quality in Small Scale Organic Vegetable Production Systems. His graduate program adviser is Dr. Greta Gramig, Plant Sciences associate professor and weed biology and ecology project leader.

“I became interested in sustainable agriculture through learning about soil erosion and soil ecology,” says Beamer. “It is all about the soil!”

Beamer’s future career goals include “working with communities and legislators to reserve development for community gardens, as well as working with growers to promote crop diversity in order to better ensure food sovereignty.” He also is considering pursuing higher education and research.

Source: Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (http://npsas.org/)
Source: Paul Beamer, kenneth.beamer@ndsu.edu
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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