Your USPOULTRY Foundation is making a difference! We are building on our success, having invested $942,434 in the industry over the last year.

Our leadership is more important than ever as the industry faces unparalleled challenges - from the price of ethanol and the ever increasing burden of regulatory control, to declining sources for funding important research.

The Foundation's mission is clear:

•       Support the recruitment and training of the brightest students
•       Seek and fund scientific research
•       Foster student scientists
•       Promote careers in the poultry and egg industry

We look forward to continuing our legacy of success and partnering with you and other industry leaders to ensure the future. With your help, we can build the next generation of leaders in the poultry industry.


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Tennessee Tech University Awarded $6,000 Grant from USPOULTRY Foundation

The USPOULTRY Foundation recently awarded a grant to Tennessee Tech University's School of Agriculture. The $6,000 grant will be used to aid in student recruiting and retention efforts for the school's poultry science program. The grant was made possible by an endowing Foundation gift from Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation.

"It is crucial that we endeavor 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 an important role in encouraging students to enroll in industry-related studies and in becoming future industry leaders of tomorrow," said Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, USPOULTRY Foundation chairman.

In 2016, the USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling $291,000 to 32 colleges and universities across the United States with a poultry science department or industry-related degree program. The Harold E. Ford Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. 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.

USPOULTRY has created a series of videos for students called Poultry Insight: Transitioning from Academics to Industry

The video series provides insight from Donnie Smith, President & CEO of Tyson Foods, and provides information on the following topics.

  • Tips for Students as They Transition from School to Work
  • Types of Careers Available in Modern Agriculture
  • Important Character Elements the Poultry Industry Looks for in Students
  • Keys to Success in Your Career
  • How Social Responsibility is Promoted in the Poultry Industry
  • Keys to Innovation the Poultry Industry


USPOULTRY Foundation Awards University of Arkansas $25,920 Student Recruitment Grant

Texas A&M’s Poultry Science Department Receives $34,137 Grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation

Auburn Poultry Science Department Awarded $21,667 USPOULTRY Foundation Grant