The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a student recruiting grant to Tennessee Technological University. The $7,100 grant will be used to recruit students into the university’s poultry program. 

The grant was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift from the Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation. The recruiting grant check presentations were part of College Student Career Program activities at the 2018 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.

Tennessee Tech will use the funds to raise both high school and college student awareness of the new poultry science opportunities being offered at the university. Tennessee Tech is also planning to host a clinic to provide training and instruction to FFA poultry judging teams and recruit potential students at the Tennessee FFA Convention and more.

The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $282,500 for the 2017-18 school year to 35 colleges and universities across the United States with either a poultry science department or a poultry studies program. The student recruiting program dates back to 1994 when the USPOULTRY board of directors established the Foundation to provide annual recruiting funds to attract students to poultry studies and ultimately into careers in the poultry industry.