The University of Maryland Eastern Shore received a $1,000 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The check was presented by Lester Gray, senior vice president of operations for Perdue Farms and USPOULTRY board member, and Michael Levengood, vice president of live operations for Perdue Farms, to Kimberly Dumpson, executive vice president at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Dr. Jennifer Timmons, professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

"The funds will be used to support the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Poultry Science Opportunity Fair. This event is designed to broaden the high school and undergraduate students' understanding of the educational disciplines, scholarship opportunities, careers and industries related to poultry science," said Dr. Jennifer Timmons.

The USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $183,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with industry-related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.