The National FFA Officer Candidates will be attending the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), as a result of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s ongoing initiative to further attract students to the poultry and egg industries. The students will receive an all-expense paid trip to IPE in Atlanta, Georgia, and this opportunity is made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Tyson Foods.
The students will participate in a program led by poultry industry leaders that will inform them of the numerous career opportunities in the industry. Additionally, they will have an opportunity to visit the vast trade show floor to see the exciting technology used by today’s modern, sustainable poultry industry. These college freshmen and sophomore students are also eligible to participate in the USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program.
“We are grateful to Tyson Foods for providing the opportunity for these proven young leaders to attend IPPE and gain an interest in our industry,” remarked John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.