2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Huvepharma
Huvepharma is a 2017 Targeting Excellence Gold Sponsor and has been a partner since the inception of Targeting Excellence in 2014.
Huvepharma® is a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing of human and animal health products. These pillars are the basis of the company name, Huvepharma: HUman and VEterinary PHARMAceuticals. They place equal emphasis on the production and marketing of products for animals and for humans. The company also manufactures and markets enzymes for food, feed and industrial applications. Huvepharma is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Garland Parker, senior account manager for Huvepharma, 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?
Parker: Targeting Excellence provides opportunity and scholarships to students studying animal agriculture. As an animal science major myself over 20 years ago, there were not a lot of opportunities for scholarship. These scholarships will help a future agriculture major learn and become leaders in our industry.
What do you feel is the biggest impact Targeting Excellence is having on the animal ag industry?
Parker: You hear the organization discussed a lot in the animal ag community and I have known several students personally that have applied for scholarships and were very excited.
What has pleased you most about working with Targeting Excellence?
Parker: Targeting Excellence is easy to work with and there is great interaction with students at events. Students networking with ag leaders is an important element of their learning process and connects them to industry before they graduate. It is truly a win-win for the student and the industry.
What else do you think Targeting Excellence should be doing in order to fulfill our mission?
Parker: The sporting clay events are great, but eventually the organization may want to look at other fundraising opportunities. These fundraising opportunities fuel the mission of the organization and ultimately make the industry better.
Thank you Huvepharma 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.