Joshua Beam

Joshua Beam

“Growing up on a commercial pork and beef operation has been an invaluable aspect of my life. I have begun to learn the sciences and rationale for the business’s practices, and am hoping to further my understanding in college. Ultimately, I would like to apply my abilities either back at the home farm or elsewhere in the agricultural field.  As college students, it is encouraging to know there are people out there who want to partner with us in supporting our education. I have been working in agriculture for a while, and scholarships like this one allow an education in agriculture to become reality. Thank you Targeting Excellence!”

Hometown: Elverson, PA

School: Pennsylvania State University

Major / Species: Animal Science

Career Goals: 

I would like to continue my education to gather the science and business knowledge I need for a career in agriculture. I do not know where the Good Lord will lead, but I am interested in production agriculture, and am trying to prepare myself to take over the family farm if the opportunity presents itself. The operation has about 300 head of cattle, 2200 hogs, and 600 acres of crops.