Jones County Junior College recently received a $1,600 student recruitment grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The check was presented by Pic Billingsley, director of development and engineering for Sanderson Farms and USPOULTRY board member, to Dr. Tim Ishee, agriculture and science instructor for Jones County Junior College in Mississippi. Assisting in the presentation were Dr. Jesse Smith, president of Jones County Junior College, and Mark Leggett, president of the Mississippi Poultry Association.
"We are very thankful for the generosity of the USPOULTRY Foundation and for the grant we received to help expose more students to careers in the poultry industry," said Ishee.
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 the poultry industry.