As part of a yearly initiative to support emerging talent in the poultry science industry, the Jones-Hamilton Co. awarded travel grants to six undergraduate students so they could attend the 2015 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting, which was held July 27-30 in Louisville, KY

Each year, Jones-Hamilton awards up to six travel grants to undergraduates enrolled in Poultry Science programs with the purpose of giving undergraduates a chance to present their research, interact with their peers and to see the breadth of career options available to them in the poultry industry. The grants are competitive and require the application include a letter of recommendation from the Department Chair, a resume and an abstract of their research. The selection is made by a committee of five or six Poultry Science professionals. 

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“As part of the scientific meeting experience, the award recipients are required to meet with poultry industry professionals to discuss their career plans, hear in-depth comments regarding the professionals’ career paths, ask questions about the industry, and see the breadth of skills the industry needs today and in the future,” said Jones-Hamilton President, Bernie Murphy.

The Jones-Hamilton Company is a long-time supporter of poultry science programs in universities across the country and is known for their ongoing research in the areas of poultry litter management, water management and feed additives.