Mackenzie Yorlets

Mackenzie Yorlets

2018 Undergraduate Award (Pennsylvania)
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I want to send a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to the Targeting Excellence sponsors, board of directors, and state committees! This scholarship is helping me to not let finances get in the way of my education, and that means the world to me!

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When I graduate college with my animal sciences degree, I intend to open my own butcher shop and sell local meat in my community. I think it is more important now than ever to create a personal connection between consumers and agriculturalists as well as an easy portal for consumers to gain access to heart healthy protein sources in their community. I also plan to inherit my family’s beef farm in the future. With the farm, I intend to have a stable source of beef for the community, but I also plan to raise a few show steers on the side for 4-H and FFA members in my area to raise and show.