Texas A&M University's department of poultry science has received a $24,910 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation.

“The generous support provided by the USPOULTRY Foundation enables the department of poultry science to recruit and retain exceptional students through programs and activities that are student focused, promote all facets of the poultry industry and provide learning opportunities over a broad spectrum of topics," said Dr. Jimmy Keeton, interim head of the department. "It is our goal to prepare students in such a manner that they not only succeed, but also become leaders in this global industry."

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The USPOULTRY Foundation board recently approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $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.