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Help Us Reach Our Goal
Targeting Excellence held its first Ohio committee meeting during the Ohio Pork Congress. Targeting Excellence will be hosting its first fundraiser in the state of Ohio during 2016. This will create scholarship opportunities in 2017 for college students in Ohio who are majoring in food animal agriculture related degrees.
Targeting Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship awards. Scholarships will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural curriculum at an institution that offers degrees in agriculture. A total of $120,000 will be awarded in 2016 from the applications that are submitted.
Targeting Excellence is excited about the possibilities we have for 2016. Let’s turn those possibilities into reality, but we need your help to do so! For 2016 the Board of Directors has challenged everyone in the Targeting Excellence organization with a goal of raising funds to provide $165,000 for scholarships in 2017.
A 2010 Ag Careers study reported that in the next 15 to 20 years, 77 million baby-boomers will retire with only 44 million generation-Xers to backfill their jobs. Many of the retiring baby-boomers are the builders and leaders of food animal production programs as we know it today. Our industry must be proactive, or there will be an unavoidable shortfall of qualified students interested in careers in food animal production.
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