Targeting Excellence was created in 2013 and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from food production systems, allied industries, and university professors all volunteering their time and resources to raise these funds from national and regional partners. The board recognizes the important need to attract 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, to 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.
To learn more about the impact Targeting Excellence has had on the food animal ag industry and students click here.
Russell has been with Alltech since 2000. He has held several positions throughout the company during his tenure. He is currently the US Swine Business Leader for Alltech, a position he has held since 2012. He is responsible for leading the … Read More
Terry Coffey, Phd, is one of the founding Board Members of Targeting Excellence. He currently works for Murphy-Brown, LLC. Terry graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS’76, MS’78 and PhD’81 (Animal Science - Nutrition). … Read More
David Funderburke, PhD, is the founder of Targeting Excellence. He is also the President of Cape Fear Consulting. He earned both an MS’81 and PhD’84 degree in Animal Science - Nutrition from the University of Georgia. … Read More
Director, Marketing & Sales, Head of Equine Business - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Dave Gocken is one of the founding Board Members of Targeting Excellence. Dave has over 25 years experience in the animal health and nutrition industry. He joined Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) in 2005 as national sales … Read More
Chad Stahl, Ph.D., is one of the founding Board Members of Targeting Excellence. He is currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland - College Park. Chad received his B.S … Read More
The supporters of Targeting Excellence recognize that achieving success in life is not a solo act - it takes the emotional, physical, financial and sometimes spiritual support from a cast of others. Students need to know that there are successful people in our industry who are willing and able to be their supporting cast.
How can you and your company contribute? Consider making or having your company make an annual contribution to support one or more events. Be a participant in the fund raising events in order to get to know the students. Give us your suggestions, the students and and industry will benefit from the collective wealth of knowledge from individuals and companies. Targeting Excellence is a non-profit established by the industry, for the industry by volunteer working in the industry - just like you.