Industry Education / Recruitment


The Foundation’s support has been essential to the growth of our program. The student recruiting grants have enabled us to triple enrollment in poultry-related courses, which are training the next generation of industry leaders.

Dr. Tim Marshall, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College



The Foundation added the Poultry Science Education Fund, now named Industry Education Recruitment Funding, under its umbrella in 2004. The Fund supports student recruitment at colleges and universities that encourage careers in the poultry industry. Any institution of higher education in the United States that offers an identifiable poultry program or can show plausible ways of connecting students with the poultry industry is eligible to apply for a recruitment grant of up to $7,000.


2014 Recipients


Institution Grant Amount Grant Made Possible By:
Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Ga. $2,500 Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund
Blue Ridge Community College, Va. $7,000 The Robert Burtner Strickler and Gladys Hopkins Strickler Student Recruiting Fund
Cal Poly, Calif. $10,000  
Clemson University, S.C. $2,933  
Crowder College, Mo. $4,592 Hollis P. Osborne Family
Eastern Oklahoma State College, Okla. $1,195 Simmons Foods
Louisiana State University, La. $7,000 Sanderson Farms
McNeese State University, La. $2,720 Sanderson Farms
Modesto Junior College, Calif. $5,750  
Murray State University, Ky. $6,873 Tyson Foods
Ohio State University, Ohio $3,000  
Oregon State University, Ore. $4,593  
Penn State University, PA $10,000  
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas $3,000  
Tennessee Tech, Tenn. $2,333 Tyson Foods
University of California – Davis, Calif. $2,333  
University of Delaware, Del. $5,495 AJC International
University of Kentucky, Ky. $7,000  
University of North Georgia, Ga. $6,550 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Md. $4,560 Valley Proteins
Wallace State Community College, Ala. $4,666  
West Virginia University, W. Va. $6,890 George’s, Inc.
Wilkes Community College, N.C. $7,000  



Dean Richard Linton, North Carolina State University, presenting a $28,302 USPOULTRY Foundation grant to Dr. Mike Williams, professor and head of the Poultry Science Department at North Carolina State University. Joining in the presentation were several Prestage Department of Poultry Science graduating students.