The USPOULTRY Foundation has awarded a $15,491 student recruiting grant to the poultry science department at the University of Arkansas. 

Charles George, senior vice president for George’s Inc. and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association board member, presented the check to Dr. Michael Kidd, department head for the poultry science department and director for the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas. Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation, assisted in the presentation.

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“The Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas is committed to recruiting and retaining students to become future leaders of the poultry industry," said Kidd. "The USPOULTRY Foundation’s support is instrumental in our ability to get our message out to prospect students. We thank the USPOULTRY Foundation for this vital support and continued dedication to poultry science."

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.