The USPOULTRY Foundation recently awarded a $17,580 student recruiting grant to Auburn University’s Poultry Science Department. Lyman Campbell, Complex Controller for Koch Foods and USPOULTRY board member, presented the check to Dr. Don Connor, Head of the Poultry Science Department at Auburn University. Johnny Adams, Executive Director of the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, and Codi Plaster, Auburn University Department of Poultry Science Student Recruiter, assisted in the check presentation.
“The Auburn Poultry Science Department is extremely grateful for the support provided by the USPOULTRY Foundation. These funds will help us to promote the outstanding education and career opportunities that Poultry Science majors experience at Auburn. Our graduates are well prepared for and easily placed in a wide range of rewarding careers in the poultry industry,” remarked Dr. Connor.
The USPOULTRY Foundation board recently approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $180,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with poultry programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.