Industry Education / Recruitment


The Foundation's support has been essential to the growth of our program. The student recruiting grants have enabled us to triple enrollment in poultry-related courses, which are training the next generation of industry leaders.

Dr. Tim Marshall, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College



The Foundation added the Poultry Science Education Fund, now named Industry Education Recruitment Funding, under its umbrella in 2004. The Fund supports student recruitment at colleges and universities that encourage careers in the poultry industry. Any institution of higher education in the United States that offers an identifiable poultry program or can show plausible ways of connecting students with the poultry industry is eligible to apply for a recruitment grant of up to $7,000.


2018 Recipients


Institution Grant Amount Grant Made Possible in Part By:
Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Ga. $6,000 Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund
California Polytechnic State University $10,000 AJC International
California State University – Fresno $7,000 Agri Stats, Inc.
Clemson University, S.C. $2,005 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund
Eastern Oklahoma State College $2,100 Simmons Foods
Iowa State University $7,000 West Liberty Foods
Jones Junior College, Miss. $1,300 Wayne Farms LLC
Kansas State University $4,490 Cargill
Louisiana State University $7,000 Sanderson Farms
McNeese State University, La. $1,390 Cal-Maine Foods
Michigan State University $4,620 Morris & Associates
Middle Tennessee State $6,918 Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation
Modesto Junior College, Calif. $7,000 USPOULTRY Staff
North Carolina A&T $6,820 USPOULTRY Staff
Ohio State University $7,000 Cooper Family Foundation
Oklahoma State University $3,227 George's Inc.
Penn State University $10,000 Perdue Farms
Sam Houston State University, Texas $2,310 Jerry and Cherie Moye
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas $7,000 Frost PLLC
Tennessee Technological University $7,000 Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation
University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff $2,310 George's Inc.
University of Delaware $7,000 Valley Proteins
University of North Georgia $7,000 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund
University of Illinois Urbana $6,000 Koch Foods
University of Tennessee $4,620 Centurion Poultry
Wallace State Community College, Ala. $5,000 Peco Foods
Wayne Community College, N.C. $4,190 Prestage Farms
Wilkes Community College, N.C. $7,000 Case Farms



Paul Bredwell, vice president of environmental programs, USPOULTRY; Lisette Reyes, administrative assistant, USPOULTRY; Dale Barnett, executive director, Tennessee Poultry Association; MTSU student; Dr. Kevin Downs, associate professor at MTSU; Barbara Jenkins, executive director, USPOULTRY Foundation; two MTSU students; and Denise Oberlton, meetings and events manager, USPOULTRY