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.
|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.