The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved student recruiting grants totaling approximately $160,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 15 other institutions with industry related 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 are:

  • Texas A&M — $24,910
  • North Carolina State — $18,279
  • University of Arkansas — $15,491
  • Auburn University — $13,632
  • Mississippi State — $14,477
  • University of Georgia — $13,210

“It is vital that we continue to draw sharp young people to study for careers in the poultry industry,” said USPOULTRY Foundation Chairman Gary Cooper.  “USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants play an important role in encouraging students to enroll in industry-related studies and in becoming future industry leaders of tomorrow." The 15 other institutions with industry-related programs receiving recruiting grants under the foundation’s Industry Education Funding Program are:

  • California State University - Fresno, California — $7,000
  • Clemson University, South Carolina — $2,500
  • Crowder College, Missouri — $2,500
  • Gainesville State College, Georgia — $2,000
  • Iowa State University, Iowa — $2,000
  • Jones Junior College, Mississippi — $2,400
  • Louisiana State University, Louisiana — $7,000
  • Modesto Junior College, California — $5,000
  • National Park Community College, Arkansas — $6,500
  • Penn State University, Pennsylvania — $7,000
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas — $3,000
  • Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee — $2,500
  • University of Delaware, Delaware — $4,600
  • Wallace State Community College, Alabama — $2,000
  • West Virginia University, West Virginia — $4,000