I would like to extend my gratitude for this scholarship as it will help me to complete my degree at North Carolina State University as I transition into working in the poultry industry. This scholarship has provided me with an opportunity to receive an amazing education in pursuit of attaining my career goals and giving back to an industry that has given so much to my family and I. Thank you for supporting me, my education, and my future.
My career goals include gaining a bachelors degree in poultry science with minors in agricultural business, animal science, and feed milling. With the major I have chosen and the multiple minors I am gaining, it allows me to keep an open mind and a broad span on where I can go with my career. My passion is with the poultry industry which I was raised in and with what I would love to continue in. I also have a passion for traveling and learning new cultures so combining the two would be very ideal for me. This past January I attended the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia where I talked with multiple companies about permanent employment. One company stuck out to me as they were eager to offer me an opportunity to come and tour their facility in France and talk about employment in the future. Since I am studying abroad in the Czech Republic and Germany this summer, they welcomed me to come down to France and visit their facility. I was surprised at this because it was such a big name in the industry and I am hopeful but I never know what other opportunities may be out there and so I am keeping my mind open. Eventually, I would like to settle down back home and farm full time.