Rebecca Klopp

Rebecca Klopp

Thank you so much to the Targeting Excellence sponsors, board, and committees for everything you do and providing scholarships for students in animal agriculture!

Awards Received

2021 Graduate Award (Indiana)
2020 Graduate Award (Indiana)
2019 Graduate Award (Pennsylvania)
2016 Graduate Award (Pennsylvania)

Hometown:

Hometown:

Bethel, PA

School:

School:

Purdue University

Major:

Major:

Animal Sciences: Dairy Health and Nutrition

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

My career goals are to obtain a job within the dairy industry working as a calf and heifer specialist, be a strong advocate for agriculture, use science and my experiences to help improve the sustainability of the industry, and to be a part of a company that cares about both people and animals. I became very passionate about the dairy calf and heifer side of the industry while I was pursuing my undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University. I was given the opportunity to gain undergraduate research experience working in a dairy heifer nutrition lab, where I was able to help with calf and colostrum research projects. I started to realize how important early-life calf health and nutrition are to producing efficient and productive lactating cows and improving the sustainability of dairy farms. I would love a career where I get to put the spotlight on the importance of calf and heifer nutrition and health for producers, as well as for the public. I want to work for a company that allows me to accomplish this by consulting with producers, helping them develop effective calf and colostrum management protocols, and assisting with problem resolution. I want to have a hand in current calf research, either with a company at their own research facilities or by partnering with universities. I also would love to be able to communicate with the public and youth about dairy health and nutrition. I want to be an advocate for agriculture, to help the industry progress forward, and increase consumer awareness during a time when agriculture is constantly under fire.