The University of Arkansas Poultry Science Department is the recipient of a $25,069 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant was made possible by an endowing Foundation gift from the Monty and Margot Henderson Student Recruiting Fund, and the funds will be used to recruit students interested in poultry science and related industries. The Hendersons are long-time residents of the state of Arkansas. Monty is also an alumni of the University of Arkansas, as well as a past chairman of USPOULTRY.
“It is imperative that we strive to interest bright young people to study careers in the poultry industry. We need astute young managers to join our companies, as they will be the leaders of our industry tomorrow,” said Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, and USPOULTRY Foundation chairman.
In 2016, the USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling $291,000 to 32 colleges and universities across the United States with a poultry science department or industry-related degree program. The Harold E. Ford Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The grants are made possible by gifts to the foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years at the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.