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.


2015 Recipients


Institution Grant Amount Grant Made Possible By:
Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Ga. $3,000 Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund
California State – Fresno, Calif. $7,000  
Clemson University, S.C. $2,900 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund
Crowder College, Mo. $6,500 Hollis P. Osborne Family
Eastern Oklahoma State College, Okla. $2,500 Simmons Foods
Gadsden State Community College, Ala. $2,300 Peco Foods
Louisiana State University, La. $7,000 Sanderson Farms
Ohio State University, Ohio $4,600 Midwest Poultry Services
Oregon State University, Ore. $2,300  
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 Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative
South Dakota State University $2,200 West Liberty Foods
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas $3,000 Sanderson Farms
University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff $3,000 Peco Foods
University of California – Davis, Calif. $2,600  
University of Delaware, Del. $4,600 AJC International
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Md. $1,600 Valley Proteins
University of North Georgia, Ga. $7,000 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund
University of Tennessee at Martin $3,500 Tyson Foods
Wallace State Community College, Ala. $3,000 Peco Foods
Wilkes Community College, N.C. $2,000  



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.