A big thank you to the sponsors, board, and committees for, first of all, making this scholarship possible. Second, thank you for selecting me. The scholarship will be used to fund my education at South Dakota State University.
In the next several years the need for agricultural careers is going to rise. Both of my parents are swine nutritionists and have positively influenced my Ag related decision by showing me the importance of agriculture. I have grown up in an agricultural community, participated in outdoor activities and Ag related clubs, and have raised animals my entire life. I am majoring in Animal Science at South Dakota State University. I had the opportunity to work at a large swine research facility last summer where I gained valuable experience. I have an interest in production, management and research and I would like to attend graduate school after graduation to expand on the research side of swine production. I am personable with a good work ethic and I know that I will be a great contribution to the agriculture industry.