83 Students Chosen for Agriculture Scholarships from Targeting Excellence

Scholarships awarded reach $1 million for food and animal agriculture students.

ROSE HILL, NC— 83 students from across the United States have been awarded scholarships by Targeting Excellence, a non-profit founded in 2013 aimed at supporting students in food and animal agriculture. These students, ranging from graduate level to junior college have shown their qualifications and ability to be leaders in agriculture and agribusiness for years to come.

Over $200,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2019, marking $1 million in scholarship dollars since Targeting Excellence awarded its first gifts in 2014. These students have gone to return to family farms, join Fortune 500 agribusiness companies and large-scale production systems, or be a part of their own agricultural start-up.

“These students exemplify the bright future food and animal agriculture has in the United States,” said Targeting Excellence Board President Dr. David Funderburke. “We are proud to play a role in their continued development and are excited for their future success.”

Both undergraduate and graduate students from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin were chosen based on their strong desire to pursue a career in food animal production.

Scholarships range in amounts from $1,000 to $3,000 for students involved in agriculture related majors. Targeting Excellence scholarships are be supported by annual contribution and fund-raising events. To learn more about Targeting Excellence, visit www.targetingexcellence.org.