Penn State University recently received a $10,000 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant was made possible by an endowing gift from the Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative. The check was presented to Phillip Clauer, senior instructor, 4-H Youth and Specialty Poultry, Department of Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University, by John Menges, Pennsylvania growout manager, Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative.

“Thanks for the continuing support of the USPOULTRY Foundation. We would not have been able to build the Penn State Youth and Undergraduate poultry program to what it is today without your support,” said Clauer.

The funds will be used to help introduce new initiatives as well as expand upon successful programs and activities from the past year. In addition to increasing visibility in recruiting, some of the programs that will be supported include the Pennsylvania 4-H programs and contests and the Youth Poultry 101 program.

The USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $230,600 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 20 other institutions with industry-related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.