News & Views November/December 2019 Edition

> A S S O C I A T I O N USPOULTRY Foundation Allocates $383,577 in Student Recruiting Grants NOV/DEC 2019 I NEWS & VIEWS I 17 The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded student recruiting grants totaling more than $383,577 to six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 29 other institutions with industry-related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The grants were made possible in part by gifts to the USPOULTRY Foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years at the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo. The six poultry science departments receiving the grants are as follows. University Auburn University Mississippi State University North Carolina State University Texas A&M University University of Arkansas University of Georgia Grant Amount $28,587 $30,447 $37,387 $42,898 $33,309 $27,370 Grant Made Possible in Part By: Ingram Farms Sanderson Farms Inc. Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation Tyson Foods Inc. Monty & Margot Henderson Recruiting Fund Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund The 29 other institutions with industry-related programs receiving recruiting and retention grants under the Foundation’s Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program are as follows. Institution Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Ga. Alcorn State University, Miss. California Polytechnic State University California State University, Fresno Clemson University, S.C. Eastern Oklahoma State College Iowa State University Jones Junior College, Miss. Kansas State University Louisiana State University McNeese State University, La. Middle Tennessee State Modesto Junior College, Calif. Murray State University, Ky. North Carolina A&T Penn State University Purdue University, Ind. Sam Houston State University, Texas Southern Arkansas University Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Tennessee Technological University University of Delaware University of Florida University of North Georgia University of Illinois Urbana University of Tennessee University of Tennessee - Martin Wallace State Community College, Ala. Wayne Community College, N.C. Wilkes Community College, N.C. Grant Amount $ 7,000 $ 4,620 $10,000 $ 7,000 $ 3,010 $ 2,995 $ 7,000 $ 1,300 $ 6,800 $ 7,000 $ 3,000 $10,000 $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ 6,820 $10,000 $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ 7,000 $ 5,998 $ 7,000 $ 6,000 $ 7,000 $ 5,125 $ 6,720 $ 2,189 $ 7,000 Grant Made Possible in Part By: Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund Peco Foods AJC International Agri Stats, Inc. Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund Simmons Foods Inc. West Liberty Foods Wayne Farms LLC Cargill Sanderson Farms Inc. Cal-Maine Foods Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation USPOULTRY Staff Shepard Exposition Services Stanley & Dorothy Frank Family Foundation Perdue Farms Jay Houchin Family Jerry and Cherie Moye George’s, Inc. Frost PLLC Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation Valley Proteins Claxton Poultry Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund Koch Foods Centurion Poultry Pilgrim’s Peco Foods Prestage Farms Case Farms