Poultry Science Department Funding


The USPOULTRY Foundation has played a vital role in helping our poultry science department recruit students and, subsequently, continue to provide capable young managers to the poultry industry.

Dr. Mary Beck
Poultry Science Department Head
Mississippi State University



The USPOULTRY Foundation funds recruitment and retention efforts at colleges and universities with poultry science departments. Established in 1994, the Foundation has contributed more than $6,246,297 to participating universities.

This year’s poultry science program support grants were awarded to:

University Grant Amount Grand Made Possible By:
Auburn University $25,195 Ingram Farms
Mississippi State University $25,671 Sanderson Farms
North Carolina State University $30,642 Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation
Texas A&M $39,494 Tyson Foods
University of Arkansas $28,123 Monty and Margot Henderson Student Recruiting Fund
University of Georgia $25,875 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund

Maricela Maqueda, Poultry Science Club treasurer; Margot Henderson; Monty Henderson, retired, George's Inc. and past USPOULTRY chairman; Amelia Chapman, Poultry Science Club secretary; Dr. Mike Kidd, department head for the Poultry Science Department and director for the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science; John Starkey, president, USPOULTRY; and Courtney Shumate, Poultry Science student.