Targeting Excellence formed a Minnesota committee in 2013 making it the 2nd state to join the organization. The first Minnesota fundraiser was held in 2013 and students scholarships have been awarded in the state since that time.
The Minnesota Committee is comprised of individuals from food production systems, allied industries, and university professors all volunteering their time and resources to raise these funds from national and regional partners. All money raised in the state of Minnesota will stay in the state for scholarships for Minnesota students. Attracting the brightest and most motivated students, allowing them to have face-to-face time with future employers, and allowing them to graduate without a heavy debt load will not only be good for the students, but will also make our future industry stronger. More face-to-face time among the leaders of agribusiness, production systems and agricultural colleges can also lead to new alliances to ensure the survival of our industry.
To learn more about the impact the Minnesota committee has had on the food animal ag industry and students click here.