March 31, 2017
USPOULTRY: Iowa State University awarded grant totaling US$7,000
Iowa State University's Animal Science Department was recently awarded a student recruitment grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation.
The grant, totaling US$7,000, will be used to raise awareness and interest in poultry and related industry careers.
The grant was made possible by an endowing Foundation gift from West Liberty Foods.
"It is imperative that we strive to interest bright young people to study careers in the poultry industry. We need astute young managers to join our companies, as they will be the leaders of our industry tomorrow. USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants play a vital role in encouraging students to enroll in industry-related studies and in becoming future industry leaders of tomorrow," said Paul Hill, USPOULTRY Foundation chairman.
In 2016, the USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling US$291,000 to 32 colleges and universities across the US with a poultry science department or industry-related degree programme.
The Harold E. Ford Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programmes. The grants are made possible by gifts to the foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years at the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.