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Scholarship History Highlight

Oliver "Buck" and Bessie Brensing Centennial Scholarship

Established by Buck and Bessie Brensing, the Scholarship is designed to commemorate the 100 years since the establishment of OSU in 1889. Buck Brensing was born and raised near Skeedee, OK, northeast of Stillwater in Pawnee County. He was a varsity football player at Oklahoma A&M and obtained his degree in Agronomy. He started work for the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1928 as a Soil Surveyor. He participated in much of the early soil fertility that was conducted in the Agronomy Department, and retired as an Assistant Professor of Agronomy in 1971.

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We have a great family of faculty, staff, and students who take pride in our commitment to cause positive change in the world!  From the classroom to the field, we are working to develop systems that provide society’s most basic needs in a sustainable way.  Crop production, biotechnology, natural resources conservation, and biofuels are just a few of the critical areas of agriculture where we have very strong programs in teaching, research, and extension.