I want to send a sincere thank you to the Targeting Excellence sponsors, board of directors, and state committee for choosing me as a recipient of the scholarship. I greatly appreciate your support while fulfilling my dreams at NC State. Without people like you, it is hard to get through college and life all at the same time. Thanks again for your support!
Hometown: Pink Hill, NC
School: North Carolina State University
Major / Species: Agricultural Science
Career Goals: Every little girl has this dream where they want to grow up to be a princess or a teacher. Well that wasn’t me. I wanted to grow up just like my dad, John Mohrfeld, and be a farmer. He has instilled in me my agricultural roots and I plan to come back to my home town and pursue a similar career as he did. He is the production manager for JC Howard Farms and owns his own pig nursery and finishing houses. I hope to get involved with the pork industry as he did and help the industry thrive. I currently work at Five Oaks Animal Hospital in Kinston and would love to continue working there as well. I’ve learned a lot about livestock through working at the vet and enjoy every minute of it. My love for agriculture has been instilled in my roots and I want to give back to the industry who has made me who I am today. Without agriculture, I don’t know where I would be today. I would also love to have chicken houses or hog houses of my own in the future. I enjoy the work ethic and determination it takes to be in the farming industry.