The USPOULTRY (U.S. Poultry & Egg Association) Foundation has approved student recruiting grants totaling approximately $180,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with poultry programs. The foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. 

The six poultry science departments receiving the grants were:

  • Texas A&M: $29,499
  • North Carolina State: $20,126
  • University of Arkansas: $19,043
  • Auburn University: $17,580
  • Mississippi State: $17,418
  • University of Georgia: $16,334

The 14 other institutions with poultry science programs receiving recruiting grants under the foundation’s Poultry Science Education Funding Program were:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Georgia: $6,000
  • California State University, California: $7,000
  • Clemson University, South Carolina: $2,333
  • Crowder College, Missouri: $2,472
  • Georgia Tech, Georgia: $2,333
  • Iowa State University, Iowa: $1,600
  • Jones Junior College, Mississippi: $7,000
  • Louisiana State University, Louisiana: $5,500
  • Modesto Junior College, California: $6,500
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Oklahoma: $1,000
  • Penn State University, Pennsylvania: $7,000
  • Richmond Community College, North Carolina: $5,000
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas: $3,000
  • University of Delaware, Delaware: $2,330

“It is critical that we persist in attracting sharp young people to study for careers in the poultry industry,” said USPOULTRY Chairman Gary Cooper. “We need bright young managers to join our companies today, as they will ultimately be the leaders of tomorrow. USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants play an important role encouraging students to enroll in poultry studies."