Joshua Cassar

Joshua Cassar

We are all aspiring to be something bigger than ourselves. The financial support that the Targeting Excellence sponsors, board and committees provides helps us achieve our goals. I am grateful to be a recipient of the 2019 scholarship pool. I look forward to participating in the clay shoot this year.

Awards Received

2019 Graduate Award (Pennsylvania)

Hometown:

Hometown:

Lansdale, Pennsylvania

School:

School:

Pennsylvania State University

Major:

Major:

Animal Science

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

Currently, I am working on a project, as part of my Ph.D. program, to reduce the pathogen risk associated with animal-based meat products. Upon completion of my graduate program, I intend on returning to the poultry industry in pursuit of becoming a lead innovator of how we produce food. Being actively aware of the need to feed the growing populations of the future, I want to be in the forefront of creating new innovations that will increase the efficiencies of how we produce food. I desire to be a positive example with my involvement in agricultural production. With the growing controversies that revolve around animal welfare and regulation, I hope to be an advocate for the agricultural industry. With every generation becoming more and more removed from the farm, I will do my part to educate the public about where their food comes from. Not having come from a farming or large agricultural background, other than a few backyard chickens, I am genuinely excited to continue to become more involved in the poultry industry. I look forward to meeting new industry representatives that will be as influential as the professors, advisors and industry professionals I have already met. I look forward to building on the knowledge and experiences I currently have now and will to strive to do my best in achieving my goals and aspirations of the future.