I would like to send my most sincere thank you to everyone who makes this scholarship possible. I will forever be grateful of this generous award towards my college education. I am inspired by your group of sponsors who have invested a great deal of money to offset the costs of higher education for the next generation of American agriculturalists. I will strive to do my absolute best in my remaining time at Iowa State to better myself and prepare for an exciting career in agriculture.
All of my life I have challenged myself and aspired to greatness. My education and career goals are no different. I am currently majoring in Animal Science; in which I am placing an emphasis on production agriculture. While many people with similar life goals, which I will touch on briefly, would simply not enroll in college I am challenging myself not to be average. My educational goals include completing my Bachelor of Science degree here at Iowa State University in Animal Science. Upon graduation I plan to return to the nearly 100-year-old family farm located near Mount Ayr, Iowa. I plan to use the practical knowledge I have learned at Iowa State and directly apply it within my diversified livestock operation.