I would like to say thank you to all who make this event and scholarship program possible. I am extremely grateful for this program and all that they do for students in agriculture. Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of this scholarship.
I grew up on my family’s Fifth Generation dairy farm. The dairy industry has always been a big part of my life and has shaped me into the person I am today. As a kid, I knew I wanted to work with dairy cows when I grew up. After graduating from Penn State with a Bachelors degree, I want to pursue a career in the dairy industry. I am interested in many aspects of the dairy industry, but I am most interested in nutrition and genetics. I also want to continue to raise a herd of Jersey and Ayrshire cattle that are high in type and production. Managing my own herd of dairy cattle has always been one of my career goals.