News and analysis for the global poultry industry.
Barbara Jenkins

Barbara Jenkins

For information about U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USPOULTRY Foundation’s Youth Outreach Program, contact Barbara Jenkins, Vice President, Education and Student Programs,



The importance of poultry science departments and degrees

The USPOULTRY Foundation provides critical support for poultry science departments.
Poultry is a major agricultural commodity. At some point, almost everyone in the world has eaten chicken, turkey, eggs and other poultry products. Because of that, careers in poultry and associated industries are critical, which means poultry science departments and degrees are critical.
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Recruiting the next generation of poultry professionals

The US Poultry & Egg Association is sponsoring programs to teach young people about the poultry industry and hopefully increase interest in working in the field.
In order to meet staffing challenges, the chicken industry must make itself more attractive to young people graduating from both four-year colleges and technical schools.
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US poultry industry must attract young managers

The U.S. poultry industry must step up its game to remain competitive in hiring bright, young, technologically savvy future leaders.
As baby boomers retire,the U.S. poultry and egg industries recognize that attracting youth isessential; we must highlight our industry to the best young minds.
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