Thank you for selecting me to be one of the recipients of this years Targeting Excellence scholarship! I’m looking forward to utilizing this opportunity to advance in my college career in pursuit of my bachelors degree and connect with more those involved with all branches of the agricultural industry.
Coming from a background rooted deeply within agriculture, I have grown up watching and learning the ins-and-out of what it takes to work in and run a business in the dairy industry. My experiences have paved a path for me through raising livestock through our local 4-H program, being involved with my county’s Farm Bureau, to helping with my family’s business stemming back five generations- the agricultural industry of Pennsylvania has only fueled my passion to pursue a career in poultry. Upon graduation, I intend to apply for graduate school to complete a master’s of science in animal science focusing on poultry nutrition. After completing my master’s I will enter the egg industry in an upper management role where I intend to oversee both live production and processing of eggs.