John Stewart

“Thank you to Targeting Excellence for providing scholarship programs to students interested in animal agriculture. Because of organizations like yours who are dedicated to educating youth, we can ensure sustainable food security.”

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

School: North Carolina State University

Major / Species: Agricultural Education, Minors in Animal Science, Agriculture Leadership and Agri-Business

Career Goals:

As an agricultural education major, I hope to work in the agricultural industry as an educator in both the public and private sector. I hope to continue my education and pursue both a Master’s program as well as a Doctoral program. I then plan on working in education and policy in agricultural development, trade and food insecurity issues. Specifically, I want to work in the food animal sector and influence the role that food animal products can play in reducing both domestic and foreign food insecurity. This coming summer (2015) I will be an intern for Elanco Animal Health, where I will have the opportunity to learn about the business, marketing and sales of agricultural products that support the food animal industry.