The Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the late Richard M. "Dick" Tokach, a former North Dakota Stockmen's Association president and civic and industry leader.
$500 scholarship available to students who are or who will be studying an agriculturally related career at any accredited college or university. Preference will be given to students who have completed their bachelor degree and who are pursuing a graduate education or professional school (i.e. veterinary or law school).
2020 Tokach Angus Ranch Scholarship winner.
Madison Baumgartner of Bismarck, N.D., received a $500 Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship honors the memory of Richard M. "Dick" Tokach, who was the NDSA president from 1984-1986. She is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota, where she is pursuing a degree in animal science with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine. Baumgartner plans to attend veterinary school. She was very involved in high school as a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, holding several offices and serving on the national committee as the Mountain Plains regional communications director; student council president and vice president; the 2017 St. Mary's Central High School class president and salutatorian; and the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota. While in college, Baumgartner was elected as the Pre-Veterinary Club's College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources science student board representative and is a member of the Beta of Clovia Sorority. She is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Baumgartner.
2019 Tokach Angus Ranch Scholarship winner.
Mattie Schmitt of Rugby, N.D., received a $500 Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in plant science at NDSU. She is the daughter of retiring NDSA board member Randy Schmitt and his wife Stacey. Schmitt has always loved agriculture and wanted to come back to the family ranch. She was an active FFA and 4-H member, participating in various livestock judging competitions in high school, including the national contest. While in college at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, she was a member of the Animal Science Club. After graduation, she plans to work for a crop consulting firm and to increase her cow-calf operation.
2018 Winner- Preston Krecklau of Noonan, N.D., received a $500 Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship. He is a freshman at Bismarck State College, pursuing a degree in farm and ranch management with dreams of returning to the family operation after college. Krecklau is the son of Jamison and Holly Krecklau. In high school, Krecklau was a member of his FFA livestock judging team. 2017 Winner- Sydni Schmidt of Solen, N.D. Schmidt has been accepted into veterinary school at Kansas State University, where she is working toward her DVM degree and her goal to run a large-animal practice in North Dakota. The daughter of John and Lynette Schmidt has carried a 4.0 grade-point average in high school and college. She has prepared for her career through a variety of activities, ranging from the FFA's small-animal care competition to the Pre-Vet Club. She did an internship as a biological technician at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory and is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and its Bovine Necropsy Team, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society of Theriogenology and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2016 Winner- Haley Goodall of Stanley, N.D. Goodall is the daughter of Brooks Goodall. She is currently attending Oklahoma State University. In high school, Goodall was an active member of FFA and 4-H. She is pursuing a degree in animal science with minors in agricultural economics and crop science.
2015 Winner- Mariah Jacobs of Noonan, ND. Jacobs is the daughter of Greg and London Jacobs. In her time at NDSU, she worked at the NDSU Beef Unit, participated in the Pre-Vet Club and the Collegiate CattleWomen. She majored in animal science at NDSU and is now pursuing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University. After graduation, she plans to move back to western North Dakota to take over her family's veterinary practice.
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5520 County Road 81, St. Anthony, ND 58566
Located 4 miles east of St. Anthony, the Angus mecca of North Dakota. 25 miles Southwest of Bismarck