I am pleased to thank the Targeting Excellence sponsors and all the people that help to make this program possible. Without the support of people like you students pursuing an education in agriculture would not have the opportunities we have to extend our education and experiences. I am beyond grateful to have received this scholarship. Thank you from myself as well as my family for all that you do, it is so very appreciated.
Upon graduation I would like to work, and be a contributing member of the agriculture industry. I believe that working in the industry is critical for production, but being an active member is critical to the growth of the industry. My passion lies in cow calf operations, and although I don’t anticipate it being my primary income, I plan to own a cow herd someday. My career ambition is to be a dairy nutritionist. I find ruminant nutrition highly interesting. More specifically I enjoy the area of nutrition that impacts the reproductive success of cattle. In this career I would be able to not only work with cattle, but also develop strong relationships with producers.