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Hogstad Awarded Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Plant Sciences M.S. student Samantha Hogstad was awarded a scholarship by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Hogstad Awarded Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Samantha Hogstad

March 7, 2016

Samantha Hogstad, Plant Sciences M.S. student from Frost, Minn., was one of two recipients awarded a scholarship by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS).

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.

“As one of the few students pursuing a career in organic agriculture at NDSU,” says Hogstad, “it is important for me to be an advocate for this niche market. I believe sustainable management and production will be vital in the future.”

Hogstad earned her B.S. in crop and weed sciences with biotechnology focus at NDSU in December 2014. Her undergraduate adviser was Dr. Kevin McPhee, Plant Sciences professor and pulse crop breeder.

Her graduate research focus is on weed control for organic production systems. The projects she is working on related to this focus are long-term organic tillage and sheep grazing, and strawberry mulch and biochar. Her graduate program adviser is Dr. Greta Gramig, Plant Sciences assistant professor and weed biology and ecology project leader.

Source: Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (http://npsas.org)
Source: Samantha Hogstad
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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