US Poultry & Egg Association allocates student grants

By Aidan Fortune

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Funds have been granted to six US universities
Funds have been granted to six US universities
The USPOULTRY Foundation, organised by the US Poultry & Egg Association, has awarded student recruiting grants totalling more than $328,300 to six US universities with poultry science departments and 28 other institutions with industry-related programs.

The grants were made possible in part by gifts to the USPOULTRY Foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years at the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.

The six poultry science departments to receive grants are:

University

Grant amount

Made possible by

Auburn University

$25,195

Ingram Farms

Mississippi State University

$25,671

Sanderson Farms

North Carolina State University

$30,642

Stanley & Dorothy Frank Farm Family Foundation

Texas A&M

$39.494

Tyson Foods

University of Arkansas

$28,123

Monty and Margot Henderson Student Recruiting Fund

University of Georgia

$25,875

Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund 

A further 28 institutions with industry-related programs receiving recruiting and retention grants under the Foundation’s Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program.

Jerry Moye, Hendrix Genetics, and USPOULTRY Foundation chairman, said: “It is crucial that we attempt to interest bright young people to study careers in the poultry industry. We need bright young managers to join our companies, as they will be the future leaders of our industry. USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants play a fundamental role in encouraging students to enroll in industry-related studies and in becoming future industry leaders of tomorrow.”

US Poultry & Egg Association established the USPOULTRY Foundation in 1994 to provide student recruiting funds to universities with poultry science departments. In 2004, the Poultry Science Education Funding Program, now named the Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program, was added to the Foundation’s umbrella so other colleges and universities that offer industry-related studies are eligible to apply for recruiting grants.

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