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.


2013 Recipients


Penn State University, PA $10,000
Virginia Tech, Virginia $7,425
California State University - Fresno, California $7,000
Louisiana State University, LA $7,000
University of Delaware, Delaware $6,515
Modesto Junior College, California $6,300
Wallace State Community College, Alabama $4,500
University of North Georgia, Georgia $3,130
Clemson University, South Carolina $3,000
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas $3,000
Ohio State University, Ohio $2,000
Jones Junior College, Mississippi $1,600
Iowa State University, Iowa $1,050
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Maryland $1,000



Dr. Charles Olentine (left), Executive Vice President, USPOULTRY, presents a $2,500 USPOULTRY Foundation check to Dr. Glenn Birrenkott, Professor of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University (right).