It’s about scholarships!

Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend was established as a non-profit in 2008 to showcase western heritage, with the purpose of providing scholarships for the next generation to keep the tradition alive.

The Pendleton Cattle Barons Scholarship Program was designed to benefit students pursuing agricultural careers. Our past scholarship recipients have achieved degrees that led to careers such as agricultural business owners, large animal veterinarians and even agricultural lawyers among others. 

100% of the proceeds of the Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend create scholarships for regional students attending college and majoring in agriculture. Within the last few years, Pendleton Cattle Barons weekend event was able to raise in excess of $25,000.00 for our scholarship program! The Pendleton Cattle Barons weekend also infuses more than 1.2 million into our local economy with over 3000 in attendance each year. By attending the event you are helping to support these students and the future of the agriculture industry. 

Preserving our western heritage one scholarship at a time

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Past Scholarship Recipients

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Audrey Harwood

Hello there, my name is Audrey Harwood and I was born and raised in the Southern Willamette Valley. I currently reside in Southern Idaho. I’m going to be attending University of Idaho come January 2022 in Moscow for my 3rd year of college and majoring in Animal Science to then transfer to Washington State University for vet school. My favorite event at the cattle barons is always watching the stock dogs work! It is truly amazing. A big thank you to all the volunteers, board members, sponsors, and everyone else it takes to put this amazing event together. See you all in 2022!

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Macy Rosselle

My name is Macy Rosselle and I am from Adams, Oregon. I graduated from Pendleton High School and am currently a sophomore at Oklahoma State University majoring in Ag Business Pre-Law with a minor in Environmental Economics, Policy, and Politics. I want to go to law school and find a career focusing on Ag and Environmental Law. Later in life, I plan on returning home to Eastern Oregon as a practicing lawyer to help local agriculturists and producers navigate legal issues they face. While during the most recent years Cattle Barons always fell during the Milton Freewater Jr. Show; as a younger child my favorite event was attending the horse sale where my Great Grandpa Larry Beamer used to consign geldings. 

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Taylor Scramstad

Hello, my name is Taylor Skramstad and I am from Umapine, Oregon. I am currently seeking a Juris Doctor at University of Idaho College of Law to become an Agriculture Lawyer, and plan to focus my legal studies on ranching and livestock advocacy, land use, and contract law. I also plan on further continuing my education and obtaining a Ph.D. in Agriculture Science to give me the best knowledge and platform to run for public office. As a public servant, I plan to create pro agriculture legislation, and lobby for the agriculture industry.

There is something for everyone during the Pendleton Cattle Barons weekend. My recommendations are stopping by the BBQ contest, checking out the vendors, and the horse and cattle dog sale which helps fund the scholarships. My personal favorite event to attend however, is the ranch rodeo, as I grew up in a rodeo family. The Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend is always a wonderful time to meet and network with like-minded individuals that are keeping the agriculture and western industry alive and prosperous. 

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Emily Gulch

Hello, my name is Emily Gluch and I am from the small town of Weiser, Idaho. I am currently a senior at Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Eastern Oregon University. My major is Agricultural Sciences with a minor in Rangeland Health. My goal is to impact the ag industry by advocating for sustainability and bridging the educational gap of agriculture to the general public. Pendleton Cattle Barons has been such a huge support in making my dream a reality! I always love attending the craft classes hosted by the leather and silversmith makers at Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend. Thank you to those who support the scholarship program! I am so grateful for each and every one of you.

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Mattew Orem

Hi, I am Matthew Orem and I am from Heppner, Oregon. Growing up and working on our family farm and ranch helped me develop a true passion for the agriculture industry. I am currently a sophomore at Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC)  and majoring in AG Production and Livestock Production. After college I plan to return to Morrow and Umatilla Counties to farm and raise cattle. As a young farmer I would like to use my resources to educate the public about agriculture. BMCC has taught me modern day practices that will help me create a sustainable future for agriculture. I always enjoy attending the Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend. My favorite event to watch at Cattle Barons is the team branding. Thank you to everyone who makes the event and the scholarship program possible!

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Morgen Orem

Hello, my name is Morgen Orem and I am one of this year's Pendleton Cattle Barons scholarship recipients. I am so incredibly thankful for all of the support Cattle Barons has given me not only this year as a recipient, but during the past 3 years as a recipient as well. Because of generous organizations such as Pendleton Cattle Barons, I will be graduating this year with my Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Science with no student debt and no loans which is great and I really appreciate that. 

I'm looking forward to attending Texas A&M University this next year to pursue a Masters degree in Agricultural Communications and hopefully return back to Eastern Oregon someday to work and advocate for producers in the area. 

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Pendleton Cattle Barons Scholarship

Cierra Grant

Cassie Castle  

Sydney Bracher 

Sydney Dodge 

Kinley McAnally 


Protect the Harvest 

Taylor Walgamott


Randy Severs Memorial Scholarship 

Ty Liddle

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