> A S S O C I A T I O N University of Georgia Awarded $23,292 USPOULTRY Foundation Student Recruiting Grant SPRING 2021 I NEWS & VIEWS I 17 USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $25,150 Student Recruiting Grant to Auburn University The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $23,292 student recruiting grant to the University of Georgia (UGA). The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from the Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund. The grant will be used to strengthen the UGA Department of Poultry Science, which has a long and successful history of partnership with the USPOULTRY Foundation. Funds will be used to help recruit students, furthering the program’s significant influence on the future of the poultry industry in Georgia and around the world. The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $25,150 student recruiting grant to Auburn University. The grant was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift from Ingram Farms. Auburn University is one of six universities in the United States that has a department dedicated to poultry science. Dr. William“Bill” Dozier, department head and director for the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center, intends for the funds to help strengthen recruiting efforts, allowing the Poultry Science Department to interact with local high schools and community colleges to encourage students to consider the various career opportunities available in the industry. “The Auburn University Department of Poultry Science is very thankful for the continued recruiting future leaders by offering virtual student tours and recruitment materials,” said Dozier. financial support from the USPOULTRY Foundation. With these funds and during these unprecedented times, we have been able to further our goal of Joined by departmental student ambassadors, Todd Applegate (right), head of the Department of Poultry Science at UGA, sends a thank you to donors for supporting the university’s Poultry Science Department. Dr. Bill Dozier and poultry science students from Auburn University celebrate receiving a $25,150 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation.