I would like to humbly thank the Targeting Excellence Sponsors, Board, and Committees for all their hard work in putting together this scholarship and taking the time to choose winners. I am forever appreciative that Targeting Excellence can fund so many students to further help them achieve their educational goals. Your generosity will help me pay for my semester fees and help support my research studies as I am working through my PhD. I can not thank you enough for all the support you provide to students in helping them achieve their goals.
My goal is to be able to be emersed in research and development, with the hope of being able to improve swine production through nutrition. To do this, I am planning on joining ongoing research in the industry to help maximize the use of available products to optimize pig performance. This will entail helping develop, as well as conducting research trials that will focus on the use of one or more products in swine feed, ideally in a commercial setting to be most effective to overall swine production and thus optimize swine performance. Furthermore, I would welcome the opportunity to be able to share my findings with the industry as a whole at conferences, so that swine production can be optimized throughout the entire industry.