I would like to thank the Targeting Excellence Sponsors, Board, and Committees for the scholarship to help continue my education. I have seen this scholarship ever since I was a Freshman, and I have previously applied, and it was awesome to get the word I received this years award. It will go to help fund my undergraduate degree as I finish up next year and set my sights for Graduate school afterwards. Thank you!
Once I complete my undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Ag Business I plan to continue my education by attending graduate school to continue my development of knowledge in the livestock nutrition area. Depending on how well the master’s program goes, I would consider going further to getting a doctorate in either a further development of nutrition, or looking at Ag economics and how it relates to feed pricing and profitability for producers. After I complete my schooling, I set my eyes on working for an integrated livestock producing company. Mostly I would work into the nutrition aspect of the company, and then work my way up to an executive board position to help the company make sound financial goals while still maintaining the production mindset that I grew up with. After many years in this position I want to return home to take over the family farming operation from my father and uncle. Throughout my time working, I also want to engage in associations/boards for businesses or industries (MN or National Pork Boards, National Cattleman Association, etc.) to help give back and lead these organizations to become even more beneficial to the industry.