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2022 WPGA

Scholarship Recipients

McKenzie Stock

McKenzie Stock

WPGA 2022 Graduate Scholarship Recipient

I am a Master’s student at NMSU studying Plant & Environmental Science at ACES College. I am also a researcher in Dr. Nicole Pietrasiak’s Lab. I want to focus my thesis on mycorrhizal fungi in the pecan orchard soils in the Southwest. I start learning about the pecan industry by attending the WPGA conference, and I am excited to continue learning. 

I am originally from Michigan, where my grandfather is a cattle rancher and farmer. Agriculture is near and dear to my heart, as is science. I have published research in the Journal of Environmental Engineering and done soil science research on coffee farms in Southern Ecuador. 



Are you a passionate student with an interest in pecans? The WPGA Is offering a scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students. Tell us about yourself and you might be eligible for a scholarship from the WPGA.