W.D. Farr Scholarship

2018 W.D. Farr Scholarship Winners 

Pictured L-R: R.D. Farr (W.D. Farr’s grandson), Sarah Kolpatek (2018 Winner), Emily Andreini, (2018 Winner), Linda Davis (W.D. Scholarship Committee Chair)

Emily Andreini is a Ph.D. student in animal biology at University of California - Davis. 
Andreini grew up on a beef and sheep ranch in northern California, where she developed a strong work ethic and time management skills. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and agricultural communications. She was also involved in numerous campus activities and organizations, including serving as rodeo team president and as student assistant for various research projects. 
She went on to pursue a Master of Science degree at OSU, focusing on the evaluation of an enteric methane emissions measurement system for cattle. Andreini’s research area involves the improvement of beef production efficiency to maximize production with limited resources while reducing environmental impacts.


Sarah Kolpatek, is a Ph.D. student in animal science at the University of California - Davis.
Klopatek received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Arizona in 2013 and her Master of Science in animal science from Texas A&M University in 2016. Her research area of interest involves beef cattle sustainability with emphasis on economics, sociology, resource use and meat quality.
The recipient of numerous awards in her academic career, including a James Beard Research Fellowship and an International Livestock Congress Student Scholar Award, Klopatek has served as a teaching assistant, guest lecturer and research assistant on many occasions. She plans to utilize the scholarship in ways that will allow her to devote necessary time to complete ongoing research projects.

Please check back in August 2019 for information regarding the 2019 applications!