“I am truly honored that we are able to support the education of students that otherwise could not attended college.
These students will help preserve agriculture in society.” Established in 1983, the NWST was formed to provide scholarships to students studying agriculture, rural medicine and veterinary sciences.
Featured Artist Dan Young is a painter located in Silt, Colorado, who has been in the Coors Western Art Show for 16 years.
“Through the dedication and hard work of our Board, committees, staff and volunteers at the National Western Stock Show as well as the supporters of our event, we are able to provide even greater impact to students studying agriculture throughout the region,” said Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show.
“This is a great day for educating more youth in area colleges and as we continue to grow in the future, we plan to increase the scholarship support even more.” “As a Trustee for over 20 years, I am amazed at the level of support we have received over the years which has allowed us to make this announcement today,” said Steve Bangert, Chairman of the National Western Scholarship Trust.
Dan states, “What drew me to painting is the love of being in nature and trying to accurately capture it on canvas.” Although Young is a landscape painter, he says, “I like introducing hints of man’s presence in the landscape.
Sometimes I feel I’m in a race to paint a disappearing way of life as farms and ranches give way to development.” [ read more ]Press Release – September 20, 2017 Tony Frank, DVM, Ph D named 2018 Citizen of the West Denver – The National Western Stock Show has named Tony Frank the 2018 Citizen of the West, an award that recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer and perpetuate the West’s agriculture heritage and ideals.