Targeting Excellence formed an Ohio committee in 2016 making it the 5th state to join the organization. The first Ohio fundraiser will be held in 2016 with the expectation to award their first scholarships in 2017 to students throughout the state of Ohio.
The Ohio 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 Ohio will stay in the state for scholarships for Ohio 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 Ohio committee has had on the food animal ag industry and students click here.
Chris Baker directs Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s fundraising and outreach efforts; focusing special attention on annual operating funds, major donors, and legacy giving. Chris attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where he … Read More
Associate Director of Development for the College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University
Kyle is based in Columbus. He joined CFAES as an Associate Director of Development in October, 2015. Kyle is responsible for major gift fundraising for the college. Kyle has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, where he … Read More
I was raised on a family farm in Marion County Ohio, graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Animal Science, worked in sales for Ralston Purina and served as the executive Vice President of the Ohio Pork Council for 42 … Read More
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
Micah Boysel joined the Targeting Excellence Committee in 2016 as he recognized the need for a younger generation to be involved in the Agricultural field that he loves. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has worked with … Read More
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences - The Ohio State University
Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, has been on the faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University since March 1986. He received the AS and BS degrees from Eastern Kentucky University … 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.