Your USPOULTRY Foundation is making a difference! We are building on our success,
having invested more than $1 million 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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USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $25,875 Student Recruiting Grant to University of Georgia
The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $25,875 student recruiting grant to the
University of Georgia (UGA). The grant was made possible in part from an
endowing Foundation gift from the Leland Bagwell Education & Innovation
Fund, named in honor of the founder of American Proteins. The grant check
was presented by John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
(USPOULTRY), to Dr. Todd Applegate, department head and professor at UGA.
Joining in the presentation were several UGA students.
The University of Georgia is one of the six universities in the United States
that has a department dedicated to the study of poultry science. The department
recently awarded 30 poultry science and avian biology undergraduate degrees.
Half of the graduates are employed in the poultry sector, while the remainder
are continuing their education in graduate or professional programs.
"We very much appreciate the USPOULTRY Foundation's support of our recruitment
efforts and look forward to continuing to expand our poultry science and avian
biology programs," remarked Applegate.
The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $328,300 for the
2018-19 school year to 34 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.
Front row from left: Madison Dirst; Blair Bowen; John Starkey, president
of USPOULTRY; Todd Applegate, department head and professor at UGA; Leslie
Lamb; and Rachel Moncrief. Second row from left: Cason Howard, Anna Lee
Garner and Alyssa Rauton. Back row from left: Rhett Murphy, Ky Meeks, Reed
Dillard and Logan Waldrop.