January 3, 2020
USPOULTRY foundation provides US$10,000 student grant
A $10,000 student recruiting grant was given to the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences by United States Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation (USPOULTRY Foundation), reported Penn State News.
The grant, in part by Perdue Farms, will be channelled towards youth programmes related to poultry and to assist with recruiting students into the poultry industry.
Phillip Clauer, Penn State associate teaching professor of poultry science and 4-H youth poultry program coordinator said USPOULTRY have provided the grant for 15 years in a row, with US$124,000 received since 2015 thanks to the department's successful avian and poultry science programme.
The grant will support youth poultry programmes such as the Pennsylvania Youth Poultry 101 and used as sponsorship for all state 4-H poultry contests, which include poultry judging, avian bowl and BBQ presentation contests.
In addition, the grant will also be used to take the Poultry Science Club and the Poultry Production and Management class on educational poultry industry tours, as well as expose youth and college students to poultry industry career opportunities.
The USPOULTRY foundation board approved grants totalling US$383,577 in student recruiting grants to 35 universities and colleges with a poultry science department or industry-related degree programme in the United States.
- Penn State News