Poultry Science Department Funding


The USPOULTRY Foundation has played a vital role in helping our poultry science department recruit students and, subsequently, continue to provide capable young managers to the poultry industry.

Dr. Mary Beck
Poultry Science Department Head
Mississippi State University



The USPOULTRY Foundation funds recruitment and retention efforts at colleges and universities with poultry science departments. Established in 1994, the Foundation has contributed over $1,839,277 to participating universities.

This year’s poultry science program support grants were awarded to:

University Grant Amount Grand Made Possible By:
Auburn University $21,051 Ingram Farms
Mississippi State University $20,880 Sanderson Farms
North Carolina State University $28,302 Stanley Frank Family Foundation
Texas A&M $38,178 Tyson Foods
University of Arkansas $22,593 Monty & Margot Henderson Recruiting Fund
University of Georgia $18,996 Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund

(Left to right) Mark Waller, Sales and Processing Director for Ingram Farms and USPOULTRY board member; Dr. Mary Beck, Head of Mississippi State University’s Poultry Science Department; and Mark Leggett, President of the Mississippi Poultry Association.