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Clemson University Receives Grant

23 October 2012

US - Clemson University recently received a $2,500 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The cheque was presented by Dr Charlie Olentine, Executive Vice President of USPOULTRY, to Dr Glenn Birrenkott, Professor of Animal & Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University.

“The Animal & Veterinary Sciences Department appreciates the continued support of the USPOULTRY Foundation to help in apprising high school and college students of the many opportunities at Clemson University to become involved in poultry science coursework and extracurricular activities. The poultry industry is very important to the South Carolina economy and offers many internship and career opportunities for undergraduates in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences,” Birrenkott stated.

The USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $160,000 to the six US universities with poultry science departments and 15 other institutions with industry related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.

US 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, US Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, Georgia.

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