The contest, established to enhance young people's interest in the poultry industry and encourage student enrollment in poultry science studies, is sponsored by USPOULTRY as part of its comprehensive student outreach program. Teams compete in production judging, breed selection and market products judging.
Texas A&M has won the event every year since 2008. Christopher Clay, a junior at Texas A&M, was high individual winner, while Jake Pieniazek, a sophomore, finished second in the individual category. Penn State’s team placed second in the team competition; ten universities participated.
The awards were presented by Barbara Jenkins, director of USPOULTRY's education programs.