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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North Carolina State University Receives $25,115 Student Recruitment Grant from USPOULTRY Foundation

North Carolina State University's Poultry Science Department was awarded a $25,115 student recruitment grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift from the Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family oundation. Barry Frank, president of National Proteins & Oils, presented the grant check to Dr. Pat Curtis, department head, and Lynn Worley-Davis, academic advisor.

"The USPOULTRY Foundation grant allows the North Carolina State University Prestage Department of Poultry Science to fund events that engage and recruit future students and help retain our current students. Companies structured to provide protein resources for our growing populations need graduates from programs that can contribute to efficient production practices and help manage the process in the future. Recruitment starts with outreach programs focused on youth. Programs like the Youth Market Turkey Show and the Poultry Science Summer Institute offer hands-on opportunities for youth and high school students, with many of these students applying to be in the poultry science program. Once students choose us, we want to keep them. The grant also provides resources for current students, especially activities that keep students engaged in our program and help with professional development," remarked Worley-Davis.

The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $282,500 for the 2017-18 school year to 35 colleges and universities across the United States with either a poultry science department or a poultry studies program. The student recruiting program dates to 1994 when the USPOULTRY board of directors established the Foundation to provide annual recruiting funds to attract students to poultry studies and ultimately into careers in the poultry industry.

The recruiting grant check presentations were part of College Student Career Program activities at the 2018 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.

NCSU 2018 Student Recruitment Grant from USPOULTRY Foundation

Barry Frank (right), president of National Proteins & Oils; Dr. Pat Curtis (second row right), department head; Lynn Worley-Davis (left), academic advisor; and poultry science students.


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