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. 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.

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2017 Iowa Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic Results

Targeting Excellence would like to thank everyone who attended the 3rd annual Iowa Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic.  It was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Targets on the Move in Ackley, IA.  Approximately 100 people participated in the event including 10 students from Iowa State University and Hawkeye Tech.

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2017 Ohio Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic Results

Targeting Excellence would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd annual OhioTargeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic event.  It was held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at The Cardinal Center in Marengo, OH.  Approximately 200 people participated in the event including a number of students from Ohio State University.

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2017 Sponsor Spotlight: JBS United

JBS United is a 2017 Targeting Excellence Platinum Sponsor and has been a partner since the inception of Targeting Excellence in 2014. David Cain took a few minutes to discuss why JBS United is committed to supporting Targeting Excellence.

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2017 Iowa Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic Is Only 4 Weeks Away

The 3rd Annual Iowa Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic is only 4 weeks away.  It will be held on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Targets on the Move in Ackley, Iowa. Register NOW if you plan to attend the event.

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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.

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2017 Ohio Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic Is Only 4 Weeks Away

The 2nd Annual Ohio Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic is only 4 weeks away.  It will be held on Thursday September 7, 2017 at The Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio. Register NOW if you plan to attend the event.

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2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Micronutrients

Micronutrients is a 2017 Targeting Excellence Gold Sponsor and has been a Targeting Excellence partner since 2016. James Usry, Director of Swine Business for Micronutrients, took a few minutes to discuss why his company is committed to supporting Targeting Excellence.

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2017 Scholarship Essay: Katie Hess

There are too many articles that have surfaced on the internet about farmers supposedly pumping their animals full of antibiotics to keep them producing at high levels, which is simply not true. The Veterinary Feed Directive is a way to disprove this alleged argument about today’s agriculture.

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2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Biomin

Biomin is a 2017 Targeting Excellence Gold Sponsor and has been a Targeting Excellence partner since 2016. Raj Murugesan, Technical & Marketing Director for Biomin, took a few minutes to discuss why her company is committed to support Targeting Excellence.

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2017 Scholarship Essay: Alan Duttlinger

“The need for livestock producers and all involved in the livestock industry to share positive accurate stories with consumers is ever important. It is paramount that what the consumer perceives is factual and that livestock producers are using antibiotics judiciously and properly to produce wholesome safe food products.”

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2017 Scholarship Essay: Taylor Homann

“Oversight of antibiotics will not decrease throughout my lifetime, nor will public concern for antibiotic use and other farm practices. We need to do the right thing for our animals, safeguard the efficacy of antibiotics and share our story with both legislators and consumers.”

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Now Accepting 2017 Scholarship Applications

College bound and current undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students enrolled in a food animal agriculture curriculum at an institution that offers degrees in agriculture may apply for $177,000 in scholarships available from Targeting Excellence.

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2016 NC Event Postponed Until Nov 17

The 2016 North Carolina Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic has been postponed until November 17th, 2016. The ongoing situation in eastern NC and the struggles both by individuals and businesses alike have led the event committee to this decision.

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2016 Pennsylvania Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic Event Results

Targeting Excellence would like to thank everyone who attended the 3rd annual Pennsylvania Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic event.  It was held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Blue Ridge Sportsman Club in Harrisburg, PA.  Approximately 200 people participated in the event including 27 students from Penn State and Delaware Valley University. Thanks to all our speakers at lunch…

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2016 Iowa Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic Results

Targeting Excellence would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd annual Iowa Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic event. It was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Targets on the Move in Ackley, IA. Approximately 90 people participated in the event including 6 students.

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2016 Application Essay: Technology Has Changed Farming

Technology is an ever changing way of life for all Americans. This is especially true in the agricultural world. Individuals must continually be aware of new ideas and the changing way of farming. A farmer that is not changing with technology is a farmer that will soon cease to have a farm.

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Targeting Excellence Awards $123,000 To Students in Agriculture

In May 2016, at the end of the 2016 spring semester, Targeting Excellence awarded $123,000 in combined scholarships to 58 students. The scholarships were awarded to students enrolled in two-year, four-year, graduate and veterinary programs with a focus on food animal agriculture.

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Pizza Night For 2015 North Carolina Scholarship Winners

Last month Targeting Excellence hosted a Pizza night to honor the 2015 North Carolina scholarship winners.  The event was held at Amadeo’s Pizza in Raleigh, NC. A total of $35,000 was awarded to 18 students in the state in North Carolina in 2015.  The Targeting Excellence scholarship selection committee is currently reviewing approximately 40 applications for…

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Scholarship Winner Announcement Postponed

The Targeting Excellence Scholarship Review Committee has been working hard over the last few weeks to review all the applications we received for the 2016 awards. We were initially scheduled to contact the winners today, however, due to the high number of qualified applicants we need a few more days to finalize our selections. We now plan to notify the winners on May 16th, 2016.

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Ohio Welcomes Targeting Excellence

Targeting Excellence held its first Ohio committee meeting during the Ohio Pork Congress. Targeting Excellence will be hosting its first fundraiser in the state of Ohio during 2016. This will create scholarship opportunities in 2017 for college students in Ohio who are majoring in food animal agriculture related degrees.

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Targeting Excellence Now Accepting 2016 Scholarship Applications

Targeting Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship awards. Scholarships will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural curriculum at an institution that offers degrees in agriculture. A total of $120,000 will be awarded in 2016 from the applications that are submitted.

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2016 Fundraising Goal for 2017 Scholarships Set at 165K

Targeting Excellence is excited about the possibilities we have for 2016. Let’s turn those possibilities into reality, but we need your help to do so! For 2016 the Board of Directors has challenged everyone in the Targeting Excellence organization with a goal of raising funds to provide $165,000 for scholarships in 2017.

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Board Approves $120k for 2016 Scholarship Awards

The Targeting Excellence Board of Directors approved awarding $120,000 for 2016 scholarships during their meeting on December 23, 2015. The organization will start accepting applications on January 15, 2016. More details on the application process will follow shortly. Thank you to all the 2015 sponsors who made this possible.

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David Funderburke Responds to Southscapes Spring 2015 Article

Targeting Excellence President David Funderburke responds to the Southscapes question “How can the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences community contribute to the world food supply and food security to ensure 9 billion people, globally, are fed?”

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2015 North Carolina Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Winners

Targeting Excellence would like to thank everyone who attended the 3rd annual North Carolina Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay event.  It was held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Drake Landing in Fuquay Varina, NC.  Approximately 130 people participated in the event including a number of students.    

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Chicago Bulls vs. LA Lakers Basketball Game

Bid on a set of tickets to the Chicago Bulls vs. LA Lakers Basketball Game donated by Bimeda.

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Signed NC State Basketball & Football

Bid on a signed NC State basketball and football donated by Alltech Animal Nutrition & Health.

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Emerson 50″ LED TV

Bid on a 50″ LED TV donated by TechMix Global.

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Upland Quail Hunt

Bid on a 30 Quail Upland Hunt package donated by Drake Landing.

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