October 25, 2021


USPOULTRY Foundation allocates US$302,510 in student recruiting grants


The USPOULTRY Foundation has awarded student recruiting grants totaling US$302,510 to six US universities with Poultry Science departments and 20 other institutions with industry-related programmes.


The foundation provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract or connect students to their poultry programmes or the industry.


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.


"It continues to be very 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," said John Prestage, USPOULTRY Foundation's chairman. "USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants are essential in helping colleges and universities encourage students to enroll in industry-related studies."