The USPOULTRY Foundation has awarded a $17,580 student recruiting grant to Auburn University’s poultry science department.

The funds will help to promote the education and career opportunities that poultry science majors experience at Auburn, according to Dr. Don Connor, head of the department. "Our graduates are well prepared for and easily placed in a wide range of rewarding careers in the poultry industry,” said Connor.

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.