Funds from the Foundation will allow the school's poultry science department to invest significant time and resources in undergraduate student recruiting activities, according to Dr. John Carey, professor and head of the department. "Faculty and staff are involved in leadership of over 50 separate events throughout the year that are specifically geared to recruiting of students," said Carey. "Because we have the support of the USPOULTRY Foundation, we are able to reach and recruit high-quality students who will serve the future of the industry well.
The USPOULTRY Foundation board recently approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $180,000 to 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.