Henry C. Gardiner Scholarship & Lecture Series
Henry C. Gardiner Scholarship


The Henry C. Gardiner Scholarship Fund at Kansas State University will endow a scholarship(s) awarded annually to a student enrolled in Animal Sciences & Industry. The scholarship(s) will be a tribute to the disciplined use of proven genetics, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, data collection and research employed since 1953 by Henry Gardiner to enhance genetic progress in beef cattle breeding. The first scholarships were awarded for the Fall 2012 semester. View announcement of the scholarship fund.

Apply for the Scholarship

Interested applicants must complete both the K-State scholarship form and the supplemental Henry C. Gardiner application form. K-State applications must be completed by February 1. Scholarship applications for the 2025-2026 school year are due February 1, 2025. Scholarship recipients for the 2024-2025 school year have been selected.

Lecture Series

The Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series aims to provide science-based education about the global food system. The series allows university students, faculty, staff and Kansas citizens to interact with U.S. and international food industry leaders. Kansas State University and Gardiner Angus Ranch initiated the lecture in 2015. The lectures are held at McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kansas. They are free and open to the public. Learn more.
A Path to Progress
Gardiner lecture series helps connect farmers to agricultural thought leaders

Gregg Doud
VP of Global Situational Awareness & Chief Economist, Aimpoint Research; incoming CEO & President, National Milk Producers Federation (October 2023) “The Future of Agricultural Trade, Geopolitics and Food”.
View presentation.

Beth Ford
President and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc. (October 2022) “The Future of Ag is Rooted in Tomorrow: A Conversation with Beth Ford”.
View presentation.

Frank Mitloehner
University of California-Davis professor and air quality Extension specialist (October 2021) “Rethinking Methane: Animal Agriculture’s Path to Climate Neutrality”.
View presentation.

Dennis Dimick
Former executive environmental editor at National Geographic magazine (October 2019) “Living in the Human Age”.
View presentation.

Sara Menker
Founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence (October 2018) "Why There Doesn't Need to Be a Global Food Crisis".
View presentation.

Jason Clay
World Wildlife Fund senior vice president for food and markets (Sept. 2017) "Feeding the World, Sustaining the Planet". View presentation.

Jay Famiglietti
University of California-Irvine (October 2016) "Water, Food and Energy: Interwoven Challenges to Sustainable Resource Management". View presentation.

Greg Page
Cargill executive chairman (October 2015) "Climate Change and the Future of Food Production". View presentation.

Robert Fraley
Monsanto executive president and chief technology officer and 2013 World Food Prize winner (January 2015) "2050: Agriculture's Role in Mitigating Global Challenges". View presentation.

Steve Hunt
Former CEO of U.S. Premium Beef (March 2013) "U.S. Premium Beef: A Beef Industry Success Story". View presentation.

How to Donate

Donations can be made online using a credit card here.

Thanks to the Donors

A sincere thank you from the entire Gardiner family to all GAR cooperators, allied producers, customers and friends for their contributions to the fund thus far. Get the list of donors.

Hosted By Angus Media Web Design