Your USPOULTRY Foundation is making a difference! We are building on our success, having invested $379,675 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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The Partners in Poultry newsletter is published quarterly and includes information on the USPOULTRY Foundation’s activities and other Association news.


Click on the “Read Partners in Poultry” link to learn more about the USPOULTRY Foundation’s activities.


USPOULTRY Foundation Announces Ensuring the Future Campaign

More than $7.7 million in commitments have been pledged for Ensuring the Future, a campaign to enhance the sustainability and prosperity of the poultry and egg industry through the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation. The campaign was announced Wednesday during the Foundation Executive Luncheon at the International Production & Processing Expo.

“The purpose of the Foundation is to attract bright young people to the poultry industry and fund important research,” said campaign co-chairman Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Wayne Farms. “Today, our Foundation is the primary funding source for those two critical industry needs. This is a unique opportunity to invest today to ensure the continued success of the poultry and egg industry tomorrow.”

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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 to Work
  • 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 Poultry Industry
  • Keys to Innovation the Poultry Industry


USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program Breaks Record at 2015 IPPE

USPOULTRY Foundation Announces $10.5 Million in Donor Commitments to Ensuring the Future Campaign

Dr. Sarge Bilgili Receives 2015 Charles Beard Research Excellence Award