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 $6,905,537 to participating universities.

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

University Grant Amount Grand Made Possible By:
Auburn University $25,150 Ingram Farms
Mississippi State University $27,336 Sanderson Farms
North Carolina State University $31,872 Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation
Texas A&M $36,954 Tyson Foods
University of Arkansas $30,396 Monty and Margot Henderson Student Recruiting Fund
University of Georgia $23,292 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund

Mike Levengood (far right), vice president, chief animal care officer and farmer relationship advocate at Perdue Farms and vice chairman of the USPOULTRY board of directors, presents the student recruiting check to Dr. Shawna Weimer (far left), assistant professor at the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland. With them are several of Dr. Weimer's students.