Targeting Excellence formed a North Carolina committee in 2013 making it the 1st state to join the organization. The first North Carolina fundraiser was held in 2013 and students scholarships have been awarded in the state since that time.
The North Carolina 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 North Carolina will stay in the state for scholarships for North Carolina 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 North Carolina committee has had on the food animal ag industry and students click here.
Sherry McComas is a NC native who received her BS in Animal Science and Poultry Science from NC State University and MBA from East Carolina University. In 2007 she joined Buffalo-Warren as a partner where she continues to work with both … Read More
Assistant Professor, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University
Adam directs the feed milling program at NC State, including a minor and certificate programs, and oversees the Feed Mill Education Unit. His primary responsibilities include teaching and providing extension and outreach. … Read More
Summer is a NC native who grew up on a Prestage turkey farm. After receiving her bachelor’s degrees in Animal and Poultry Science and a Master’s in Poultry Science from NC State, she joined the Prestage Farms family where she is … Read More
Evan is a North Carolina native and proudly attended North Carolina State University. He began working within the animal agriculture industry in 2009 and has had the opportunity to work with and learn from major producers of our poultry, … Read More
Feed Operations Director and Board of Directors Member at NG Purvis Farms
Jerry Purvis Jr. is the Feed Operations Director at NG Purvis Farms. He joined the Targeting Excellence Committee to assist in supporting and encouraging students to pursue careers in agriculture. He is a 1989 graduate of The University of … Read More
Dr Turner obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following graduation, he accepted a position at Livestock Veterinary Services in Kinston NC as a swine … Read More
Michael is a North Carolina native and finished his PhD. at N.C. State University in 2013. He began working with Cape Fear Consulting in 2014 and soon got involved with Targeting Excellence. He is very excited to help students get more … 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.