Support Iowa Students

Every donation made on this form will be allocated to scholarships for students in Iowa next year.

Targeting Excellence is recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt 501(c)(3)(FEIN 46-1072291).  All donations submitted through this form are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All donors are encouraged to consult their personal tax advisor prior to making a donation.

Connect With Iowa Targeting Excellence

About The Iowa Targeting Excellence Committee

Targeting Excellence was founded in 2013 with the vision, “To unite agribusinesses, production systems, and institutions of higher education in a common cause – to ensure the world’s food supply by providing scholarships for students committed to food animal agriculture.”

Targeting Excellence formed an Iowa committee in 2015 making it the 4th state to join the organization. The first Iowa fundraiser was held in 2015.
Targeting Excellence awarded $16,750 to students this year from the funds raised last year.  Help us increase the scholarship awards available for next year by making a one time or recurring donation today.

$126,000 Awarded

A total of $126,000 has been awarded to Iowa students since 2014.

63 Scholarships

A total of 63 scholarships has been awarded to Iowa students since 2014.

2021 Iowa Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic

2021 Event Speaker

Dr. John F Patience

Dr. John F Patience

Professor Emeritus of Animal Science - Iowa State University
Dr. John Patience is currently Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1985. After 21 years at the Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon, John joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University in applied research and extension. One of his passions was the training of graduate students for careers in industry and academia. John remains active in consulting to pork producers and the feed industry locally and internationally. His consultancy focuses on nutrition and management, as well as in the planning and implementation of strategic research programs.


8:00 AM

Registration Opens

Morning teams should plan to arrive starting at 8am to sign-in and receive safety information for the event.  Plan to arrive approximately 1 hour prior to your squad start time.  ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE SAFETY RULES AND SAFETY TALK PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN THE SHOOT.

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Morning Squad Starts

All morning squad participants should be on the course with your other team members and ready to start the round.

9:00 AM
11:30 AM

Lunch & Speaker

All morning and afternoon participants as well as volunteers and students are invited to join us for lunch and a guest speaker.

11:30 AM
1:00 PM

Afternoon Squad Starts

All afternoon squad participants should be on the course with your other team members and ready to start the round.

1:00 PM
3:30 PM

Event Wrap Up

Winners will be announced at the end of the event.  Winners of any raffle items or silent auction items will also be announced.

3:30 PM

COVID19 POlicies & Procedures

Targeting Excellence is monitoring local conditions regarding the level of community spread around each of our scheduled 2021 events. Targeting Excellence intends to follow any state or local rules and regulations regarding Covid-19 safety protocols as needed.

By attending, you and any of your guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Targeting Excellence liable for any illness or injury. You acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

2021 Iowa Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all the 2021 Scholarship Recipients from Iowa.  Click on the pictures below to learn more about each student including the degree(s) each student is pursuing and future career goals. You can also filter the recipients by clicking on the award type below.

If you have any questions about becoming a Targeting Excellence sponsor or participating in the upcoming Iowa event please contact one of the following individuals: