I would like to take this time to thank you for presenting me with this scholarship. It means a lot to students like myself to receive this money and use it towards continuing our education. Scholarships of this type help ease the financial burden. I also appreciate when the industry leaders see potential in students and give us the opportunity to make our education worth while and help us become the leaders that we need to be the in agricultural industry. Again, I along with all the other students who received this award greatly thank you.
My end career goals would to eventually be able to return to the family farm and hopefully one day take over the operation as it has been in the family for 3 generations. But until that time, I have a few things that I’d like to accomplish. First and foremost, I plan on graduating school and eventually going to grad school for swine nutrition. Post graduation, I hope to acquire a job in the animal pharmaceutical sales industry with a company such as Zoetis or Elanco. But while all this is going on, I hope to continue and expand mine and brother’s show pig operation as it is something we thoroughly enjoying doing and have a great passion for.