June 21, 2021

USPOULTRY Foundation accepting Industry Education Recruitment Funding applications


The USPOULTRY Foundation is now accepting applications from colleges and universities for the Industry Education Recruitment Funding programme.


The funding supports student recruitment at colleges and universities that cultivate careers in the poultry and egg industry.


Any institution of higher education in the United States, that does not have a poultry science department or degree but can show conceivable ways of connecting students with the poultry and egg industry, is eligible to apply for a recruitment grant of up to US$7,000. Schools that offer a poultry science minor may be eligible for up to US$3,000 in additional funding, pending the USPOULTRY Foundation Board's approval.


"For the 2020-2021 year, the USPOULTRY Foundation provided student recruiting grants totaling more than US$275,663 to the six US universities with poultry science departments and 20 other institutions with industry-related programmes. The USPOULTRY Foundation's mission is to help foster student recruitment and future industry leaders," said John Prestage, USPOULTRY Foundation's chairman.


"As we try to fulfill the human resource needs of the industry and the growing demand for young talent, we encourage colleges and universities across the nation to take advantage of this valuable opportunity," said Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the USPOULTRY Foundation and vice president of education and student programmes for USPOULTRY. "Apply today for funds to assist your school in recruiting students into your programme. Our industry needs diverse majors to run its operations, from poultry and animal science to business, accounting and information technology."