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.




2020 Recipients


Institution Grant Amount Grant Made Possible in Part By:
Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Ga. $2,500 Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund
California State University – Fresno $4,600 Agri Stats, Inc.
Eastern Oklahoma State College $2,218 Simmons Foods
Iowa State University $4,620 West Liberty Foods
James Sprunt Community College, N.C. $7,000 Case Farms
Louisiana State University $4,600 Sanderson Farms
Middle Tennessee State $10,000 Pilgrim's
North Carolina A&T State University $1,670 Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation
Ohio State University $4,620 MPS Egg Farms
Pennsylvania State University $5,300 Perdue Farms
Purdue University, In. $6,995 Jay Houchin Family
Sam Houston State University, Texas $7,000 Jerry and Cherie Moye
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas $4,600 Frost PLLC
Tennessee Technological University $2,540 Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation
University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff $4,600 George's, Inc
University of Delaware $4,600 Valley Proteins
University of Florida $4,600 Claxton Poultry
University of Maryland $4,600 Perdue Farms
University of North Georgia $7,000 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund
Wilkes Community College, N.C. $7,000 Case Foods



From left: Paul Hill, chairman for West Liberty Foods and USPOULTRY board member; Katelyn Boeding, student and president of the university's Poultry Interest Group; Morgan Minnehan, director of communications for the Iowa Turkey Federation. (From left, back row) Camille Maurer, student; Dawn Koltes, adjunct assistant professor for the Department of Animal Science and advisor for the Poultry Interest Group; and Grace Mercer, student.