2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is a 2017 Targeting Excellence Gold Sponsor and has been a partner since 2016.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition has acquired Vi-COR™, a world-class manufacturer of fermented yeast-based feed ingredients and Refined Functional Carbohydrates™ (RFC™) for dairy, beef, poultry and swine. That means the all-natural Vi-COR products are now part of the ARM & HAMMER family.
During each animal’s life cycle there are many unexpected turns along the way and we’ll help deliver the right advice with the right products at the right time. We’ll help navigate so you stay focused on Animals First. Productivity Always.
David Lytle, Eastern Region Manager for Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, took a few minutes to discuss why his company is committed to supporting Targeting Excellence.
Why do you feel it is important to support an organization like Targeting Excellence?
Lytle: Being able to generate scholarship resources for college students while participating in a fun industry event is the main reason we support Targeting for Excellence.
What do you feel is the biggest impact Targeting Excellence is having on the animal ag industry?
Lytle: Although the group initially started with a focus on swine and poultry industry support and development, it is clear that the efforts have become much more diverse across all segments of animal production. Providing scholarship resources to students and allowing them to interact with industry contacts at the events should insure a stream of talented and motivated industry recruits.
What has pleased you most about working with Targeting Excellence?
Lytle: The flexibility of the organization, for example allowing us to apply our company sponsorship across multiple events
What else do you think Targeting Excellence should be doing in order to fulfill our mission?
Lytle: At this point I believe the organization resources are going to students that had already decided on Animal Production as an academic pursuit, perhaps Targeting excellence could use some of the resources available to entice students that may not have considered Agriculture as a career path.
Thank you Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition for helping SUPPORT Students in Food Animal AGRICULTURE!
Targeting Excellence has set a goal in 2017 to raise $225,000 in scholarship funds that will be awarded to students in 2018. Committees comprised of individuals from food production systems, allied industries and university professors are volunteering their time and resources to raise these funds from national and regional sponsors. In keeping with our mission these committees are also actively planning events in 2017 for Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin that will allow students and industry leaders the opportunity to meet and network. Targeting Excellence hopes to see you at one or more of these events this year. Learn more about sponsor opportunities available through Targeting Excellence and either register as a sponsor or give a personal donation today.