About Us

Our Vision:

To unite agribusinesses, production systems, and institutions of higher education in a common cause – to ensure the world’s food supply by providing scholarships for students committed to food animal agriculture.

Our Mission:

To sponsor events that bring together professional leaders of agricultural businesses, production systems, and institutions of higher education – with students – for the purpose of building personal relationships, exchanging ideas, and improving communications, while raising funds for scholarships.

The Scholarships:

Targeting Excellence scholarships will be supported by annual contribution and fund-raising events. Scholarships awarded to student will reflect the interest of contributors and participants of the fund-raising events.

The Events:

Targeting Excellence events serve a purpose other than raising scholarship funds. The events create an environment where students can learn more about career opportunities in food animal production and spend face-to-face time with leaders of our industry. Attracting the brightest and most motivated students, allowing them to have face-to-face time with future employers, and allowing them to graduate without a heavy debt load will not only be good for the students, but will also make our future industry stronger. More face-to-face time among the leaders of agribusiness, production systems and agricultural colleges can also lead to new alliances to ensure the survival of our industry.

How We Do It:

To accomplish this mission Targeting Excellence was incorporated in the state of North Carolina, received a 501(c) (3) status in March 2013 and is recognized by the IRS as a Public Charity (FEIN 46-1072291).   An official letter from the IRS is on file and is available upon request.

Board of Directors:

The current board and future boards represent the three entities defined in the mission statement.  None of the BOD is paid a salary for his efforts and all work on a voluntary basis per the Targeting Excellence by-laws.