The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $4,190 student recruiting grant to the Applied Animal Science Technology Program at Wayne Community College. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Prestage Farms, and the funds will be used to continue the program’s effort to recruit students and raise general interest in the poultry industry among local middle and high school students.

“I have been honored and very fortunate to receive the USPOULTRY Foundation grant for two years to help with recruiting students into the Applied Animal Science program,” said Jennifer Johnson, instructor. “I am very appreciative of the USPOULTRY Foundation as well as Prestage Farms who helped to make this possible.”

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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.