Your USPOULTRY Foundation is making a difference! We are building on our success, having invested $379,675 in the
industry over the last year.
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USPOULTRY Receives $1 Million Endowment
The USPOULTRY Foundation received a $1 million gift, provided by Tommy and Chantal Bagwell, to endow the Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund. The Fund is in memory of Leland Bagwell, founder of American Proteins and past chairman of Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association (now USPOULTRY), and recognizes the many contributions the former vocational agriculture teacher and visionary leader made to the poultry industry. The $1 million gift will offer young people the opportunity to be a part of the poultry industry with a focus on innovation, education, and providing opportunities to lower income students.
Tyson's Smith: From Academics to Industry...Trust and Integrity Are Key in Leadership
"Who we are is a lot more important than what we do. Integrity, innovation, interpersonal skills, resilience and servant leadership are some of the important things that are necessary to be a good leader and are integral to success in business," stated Donnie Smith, President and CEO, Tyson Foods, and keynote speaker at the 2013 IPPE College Student Career Program.