The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from the Cooper Family Foundation.

A portion of the funds will be used by the Animal Sciences department to recruit potential students, as well as introduce the department’s current students to poultry-related opportunities in education, research and employment. These opportunities will include trips to poultry judging contests nationwide and inviting industry representatives to speak in order to broaden students’ knowledge and interest in the industry.

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The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $328,300 for the 2018-19 school year to 34 colleges and universities across the United States with either a poultry science department or a poultry studies program. The student recruiting program dates 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.