Hueg-Harrison Fellowship

The Hueg-Harrison Fellowship is awarded to recognize the student/mentor relationship that evolves during the pursuit of a M.S. or Ph.D. in production (applied) agriculture. The recipients are called Hueg-Harrison Fellows.

Eligible students shall be pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. in production/applied agriculture in a field such as Crop Management, Soil Management, Dairy Herd Management, or Farm Management or Production Policy with at least one year completed in their degree program. Production agriculture is broadly defined, and can include research interests that are indirectly related to farm-level production. Both domestic and international research projects can be considered.

Emphasis shall be on the strong student/mentor relationship that evolves while the student pursues a degree. 

Students are eligible to receive the award more than one year but not to exceed three years. 

One student may be nominated by each department. A committee of Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) will select the recipients. The amount of the awards varies yearly.

Deadline for application is May 1, 2014

Your application should include:

  1. Your personal statement including a description of your relationship with your mentor/advisor, and a description of your research, your interests, and your career goals (maximum 2 pages)

  2. A statement from your mentor/advisor describing your research and academic abilities and the mentoring relationship. The mentor/advisor should address the statement to the DGS of your program and send it directly to this person.

  3. Transcript of graduate school grades (unofficial copy is acceptable).

Please send one copy of application materials to: 
Jennifer Davy
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
6147B (Campus Delivery Code)
235 Skok Hall, 2003 Upper Buford Circle 
St. Paul, MN 55108

Recipients will be notified by May 30, 2014.

The Hueg-Harrison Fellowship honors the strong student/mentor relationship that existed from 1952 to 2000 between William (Bill) F. Hueg, Ph.D., 1959, Michigan State University and Carter M. Harrison, Ph.D., who was a Professor of Farm Crops at MSU from 1937 until his retirement in 1971. Bill Hueg is Professor Emeritus, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, a former Extension Agronomist (Forage Management), Director of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, and Deputy Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the Institute of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics, University of Minnesota. Bill and Hella Mears Hueg have established this fellowship.