Isabella von Seggern Recognized as the 2023 Zinpro® Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Recipient
The scholarship honors von Seggern’s academic and leadership achievements while promoting the importance of diversity in the industry.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – April 20, 2023 – Zinpro Corporation, the world’s leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance organic trace minerals and animal nutrition solutions, announced that the company has awarded Isabella von Seggern with the 2023 Zinpro Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Award.
“We are proud to support talented agricultural science students like Isabella as they complete their studies and begin their careers,” said LaToya Burrell, Zinpro general counsel and executive director of Anderson Foundation. “At Zinpro, we believe that high-performing teams are made up of diverse perspectives and experiences, and we support young leaders who can bring these ideals to life throughout their careers.”
The Zinpro Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship was established to promote diversity in the poultry science industry, and is awarded to a student belonging to gender, racial or ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in the United States. Successful applicants have shown exceptional scholastic achievement and service as well as an interest in continuing to learn and promote the role of the poultry industry in feeding the world’s growing population.
While she is currently studying animal science at Iowa State University, von Seggern’s interest in poultry started years earlier as she grew up showing ornamental chickens in 4-H. Once in college, she rediscovered her passion for poultry animals and combined that with her desire help feed the world in a sustainable way and to educate consumers on how animal agriculture works. After von Seggern completes her bachelor’s degree, she plans to pursue either veterinary or graduate school before studying poultry behavior and neurological functions.
Von Seggern’s contributions to agriculture extend beyond her deep knowledge of poultry, as she also works to promote the importance of diversity in the industry. “Diversity challenges people to rethink their beliefs and question the world around them. To preserve diversity is to promote development,” says von Seggern. “Exchanging diverse backgrounds and experiences allows individuals and professions to flourish.”
To learn more about the commitment Zinpro has made to supporting a more diverse agriculture community, check it out here.
The Poultry Science Association is committed to the research, the dissemination and application of knowledge that supports the poultry industry. PSA is a professional organization that consists of poultry science professionals and students from across the globe. For additional information about PSA, visit www.poultryscience.org.
April 18, 2023