I want to thank the sponsors, the board of directors and state committee for everything they do to help support the targeting excellence scholarships.
I am currently attending school at South Dakota State University in the Animal Science Industry option. I have been raised around many species of livestock my entire life. I have been in FFA and 4-H where I have shown livestock, been on judging teams and taken on many leadership roles. I see myself taking on a leadership role in the pork industry after graduation. I am hands on, technologically savvy and very personable. I have a strong math and science background and would be interested in continuing my education in graduate school so that I can gain valuable nutrition and research experience. I would be proud to work in the swine industry doing nutrition, research or production management.