Louisiana State University (LSU) won the High Team Overall category at the 70th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at LSU. Penn State University placed a close second. Kurtyln Givens was the high individual overall winner, and David Smith finished second overall; both are from LSU.
Ten universities participated in this year's competition in production judging, breed selection and market products judging: Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Texas A&M University, University of Arkansas, University of North Georgia, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and West Virginia University. Barbara Jenkins, USPOULTRY vice president of education and student programs, presented the awards.
The contest is made possible by a grant from Mountaire Corp. in honor of Ted Cameron, founder of Mountaire. It is part of the USPOULTRY Foundation's comprehensive student outreach program, established to enhance young people's interest in the poultry industry and encourage student enrollment in poultry science and related studies.
The USPOULTRY Foundation also sponsors the annual College Student Career Program and International Student Program during the International Poultry Expo, National FFA and National 4-H poultry activities, and funds student recruiting efforts at colleges and universities from coast to coast.