Iowa Committee

Targeting Excellence formed an Iowa committee in 2015 making it the 4th state to join the organization.  The first Iowa fundraiser was held in 2015 and students scholarships have been awarded in the state since that time.

The Iowa Committee 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. All money raised in the state of Iowa will stay in the state for scholarships for Iowa students.  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.

To learn more about the impact the Iowa committee has had on the food animal ag industry and students click here.

Jacci Houchins

Jacci Houchins

Territory Manager – Feed Additives - MWI Animal Health

Jacci joined the Targeting Excellence Iowa Committee in 2016.  She currently is working for MWI Animal Health as the Territory Manager for Feed Additives.  She graduated from Elmhurst College as a Biology Major and then went on to get her … Read More

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Jill Graham

Jill Graham

Regional Sales Manager - Alltech

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Cody McKinley

Public Policy Director at Iowa Pork Producers Association

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Larry Graham

Sales Representative at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

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Mariana Rossoni-Serao

AFRI Research and Extension Program Coordinator da empresa Iowa State University

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Nigel Lecuas

Horse & Swine Sales - Century Nutrition Inc

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Brandy Meisheid

Brandy Meisheid

North America Resource Coordinator - Diamond V

Brandy Meisheid is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. In her current role at Diamond V, Brandy is responsible for providing sales and administrative support to the North American Business Unit. She joined the … Read More

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Paul Mossner

JBS United Inc

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Dan Mueller

Dan Mueller

Swine Business Manager, North America - Diamond V

Dan Mueller works for Diamond V as Swine Business Manager for North America, and offices from his home near Burlington, Iowa. Dan accepted a position on the Targeting Excellence Iowa Committee early in 2015. The sincere appreciation from … Read More

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Howard Hill

Howard Hill, PhD

Director

Howard Hill, PhD, is one of the founding Board Members of Targeting Excellence.  He currently works at the National Pork Producers Council. … Read More

David Swanson

Director

David Swanson is one of the founding Board Members of Targeting Excellence.  He currently works at Ivesco. … Read More