USPOULTRY allocates $275,663 in student grants

The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded student grants totaling $275,663 among US universities.

The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded student recruiting grants totaling $275,663 to six U.S. universities with Poultry Science departments and 20 other institutions with industry-related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The grants were made possible in part by gifts to the USPOULTRY Foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years from the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.

The six poultry science departments receiving the grants are:

University

Grant Amount

Grant Made Possible in Part by:

Auburn University

$25,150

Ingram Farms

Mississippi State University

$27,336

Sanderson Farms

North Carolina State University

$31,872

Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation

Texas A&M

$36,954

Tyson Foods

University of Arkansas

$30,396

Monty and Margot Henderson Student Recruiting Fund

University of Georgia

$23,292

Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund

 

The 20 other institutions with industry-related programs receiving recruiting and retention grants under the Foundation’s Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program are:

 

Institution

Grant Amount

Grant Made Possible in Part by:

Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Ga.

$2,500

Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund

California State University– Fresno

$4,600

Agri Stats, Inc.

Eastern Oklahoma State College

$2,218

Simmons Foods

Iowa State University

$4,620

West Liberty Foods

James Sprunt Community College, N.C.

$7,000

Case Farms

Louisiana State University

$4,600

Sanderson Farms

Middle Tennessee State University

$10,000

Pilgrim’s

North Carolina A&T State University

$1,670

Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation

Ohio State University

$4,620

MPS Egg Farms

Pennsylvania State University

$5,300

Perdue Farms

Purdue University, In.

$6,995

Jay Houchin Family

Sam Houston State University, Texas

$7,000

Jerry and Cherie Moye

Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas

$4,600

Frost PLLC

Tennessee Technological University

$2,540

Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation

University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

$4,600

George’s, Inc.

University of Delaware

$4,600

Valley Proteins

University of Florida

$4,600

Claxton Poultry

University of Maryland

$4,600

Perdue Farms

University of North Georgia

$7,000

Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund

Wilkes Community College, N.C.

$7,000

Case Farms

“It is extremely important that we interest bright young people to study careers in the poultry industry. We need sharp young managers to join our companies, as they will be the future leaders of our industry. USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants are essential in helping colleges and universities encourage students to enroll in industry-related studies,” said John Prestage, Prestage Farms, and USPOULTRY Foundation chairman.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association established the USPOULTRY Foundation in 1994 to provide student recruiting funds to universities with Poultry Science departments. In 2004, the Poultry Science Education Funding Program, now named the Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program, was added to the Foundation’s umbrella so other colleges and universities that offer industry-related studies are eligible to apply for recruiting grants.

 

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