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.
2014 Foundation Annual Report
USPOULTRY Foundation Announces $10.5 Million in Donor Commitments to Ensuring the Future Campaign
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation (USPOULTRY Foundation) announced that
$10.5 million in commitments have been pledged for Ensuring the Future, a campaign to enhance
the sustainability and prosperity of the poultry and egg industry. The amount was announced
during the USPOULTRY Foundation executive luncheon at the 2015 International Production &
Processing Expo in January.
“The tremendous support from Foundation donors means that we can significantly increase
the funding invested back into the industry. It will expand vital research and youth programs
that help attract students to poultry and related majors and ultimately into careers in the
poultry and egg industry,” said campaign co-chairman, Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Wayne Farms.
The USPOULTRY Foundation serves all segments of the poultry and egg industry, investing millions of
dollars for recruiting students and funding research. Donors recognized at the luncheon were acknowledged
in eight categories. A list of the donors can be viewed by clicking
For more information, click on the following link:
USPOULTRY has created a series of videos
for students called Poultry Insight: Transitioning
from Academics to Industry
The video series provides insight from Donnie Smith,
President & CEO of Tyson Foods, and provides
information on the following topics.
Tips for Students as They Transition from School
- Types of Careers Available in Modern Agriculture
- Important Character Elements the Poultry Industry
Looks for in Students
- Keys to Success in Your Career
- How Social Responsibility is Promoted in the
- Keys to Innovation the Poultry Industry