support Minnesota students

All donations received for Minnesota will be allocated for 2021 scholarship awards in Minnesota.

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.

ABout The Targeting Excellence Minnesota 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.”

The 8th Annual Minnesota Targeting Excellence Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic will be held at Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur, MN (Spring 2021).   Targeting Excellence formed a Minnesota committee in 2013 making it the 2nd state to join the organization.  The first Minnesota fundraiser was held in 2013.  

Targeting Excellence awarded $22,000 to students in Minnesota 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.

2020 Minnesota Targeting Excellence Scholarship Drive

Let’s band together to Support Students in Food Animal Agriculture during this difficult time.

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for Targeting Excellence through the years. Our mission of supporting students in food animal agriculture has not stopped in spite of the challenges presented by Covid-19. That’s why we’re asking you to help us fund the 2021 scholarships by becoming a donor today.

Our committee is actively planning to host our annual Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic in the spring if conditions allow. However, making a donation today is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to support our food animal ag students as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19.


While all of us are facing great challenges at this time, we hope that you can find some peace knowing that you relieved some of the financial stress of being a student through your generosity.

On behalf of all of us at Targeting Excellence, thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness and want you to know that together, we can overcome all things.

Sincerely,
Targeting Excellence Board of Directors and Committee Members

I would like to extend my deepest thanks to all of the Targeting Excellence sponsors, the board, and all committees. The beginning of 2020 has been historical, but even through uncertain times, Targeting Excellence is still committed to helping students like myself prepare for a future in agriculture. Agriculture is an industry that will only become more important moving into the future and I’m excited and motivated to be an impactful force. The work that Targeting Excellence is doing is pivotal to the success of so many students like myself, thank you!

2020 Minnesota Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all the 2020 Scholarship Recipients from Minnesota.  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.

2020 Minnesota Gold Sponsors

2020 Minnesota Silver Sponsors

2020 Minnesota Bronze Sponsors

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