5 Questions with Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation Scholarship Recipient Abigail

Niman Ranch Scholarship Recipient - Abigail Hansen Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation Scholarship recipient, Abigail Hansen, is a proud farm kid. She grew up helping raise cattle and hogs and cultivating the land for alfalfa, corn and soybeans, alongside her parents, Niman Ranch farmers. Abigail credits her farm upbringing with teaching her the values of hard work and responsibility, which are proving useful as she pursues a degree in agronomy and environmental science.

Abigail is a recipient of the Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation Scholarship to support her studies. The Foundation was started in started in 2006 with just one scholarship and over the past 11 years, thanks to our generous donors, has dispersed almost $500,000 to the children of Niman Ranch farmers and ranchers who are committed to furthering their education to support sustainable agriculture and rural communities.

Learn more about Abigail’s roots and aspirations in the five questions below:

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Panera Bread and Niman Ranch: Partners in the Good Food Movement

The following blog was written by Jaclynn Knutson, Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation scholarship recipient. Jaclynn’s family has been raising hogs for Niman Ranch her entire life. You can learn more about Jaclynn here.

Jaclynn of Niman Ranch at Panera Bread Conference

Last month, I traveled to Panera Bread’s annual corporate and franchisee conference in Orlando, FL. At this conference, Ashley DiBlasi, Niman Ranch’s Senior Marketing Director, and I spoke with Panera Bread employees about what makes Niman Ranch so special and provided a face to our brand.read more

Chinese New Year 2019: The Year of the Pig Inspired Recipes

New Years Pig Illustration
Source: Wikimedia Commons/Fanghong

February 5, 2019 marks the Chinese New Year and millions of observers across the globe will be celebrating this auspicious occasion. Each year is represented by one animal in the Chinese Zodiac and 2019 is the year of the pig – a Niman Ranch favorite! We couldn’t resist sharing some Chinese New Year inspired all-natural pork recipes to celebrate. read more