Abby Sterner 2016 Scholarship Winner

Abby Sterner

Thank you very much for selecting me as a recipient of a targeting excellence scholarship award! I will put the money to good use to help further my education at Delaware Valley University, where I am majoring in dairy science. I plan to maintain a high GPA and gain as much knowledge about the dairy industry as possible. Thank you again for this award.

Hometown: Barto, PA

School: Delaware Valley University

Major / Species: Dairy Science

Career Goals: My personal career goal is to graduate from Delaware Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in dairy science and then return to my family’s dairy farm to help improve the herd. I hope that my knowledge of the dairy cow and dairy industry will help me make the family farm a more successful operation by improving the farm’s efficiency, the cow’s genetics, and the feeding program. I would like to continue building a herd of cows that are excellent producers and have solid type and longevity. My passion is for Brown Swiss cows so if I could establish a niche market for my Brown Swiss genetics and milk that would be a dream come true. Realizing that I will have college loans to pay off and that my parents probably will not be ready to retire when I graduate I also plan to take a job in the dairy industry that involves working with cows and other producers. I am very interested in dairy cow genetics and nutrition so I would like to find a job involving those areas of the industry.

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