Ford Foundation Receives Donation

US - The US Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation has received a donation from the International Poultry Scientific Forum during the Foundation's September meeting in Atlanta.
calendar icon 29 September 2010
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The Ford Foundation provides financial support for poultry student recruiting efforts at universities and colleges, and funds research to continue the growth and progress of the poultry industry.

A cheque for $18,047.11 was presented to Ford Foundation chairman Monty Henderson, George's, Inc., by Dr Bob Buresh of Novus International and executive secretary of the Southern Poultry Science Society (SPSS). The SPSS and Southern Conference on Avian Diseases (SCAD), sponsor the annual International Poultry Scientific Forum, held during the International Poultry Expo, in cooperation with US Poultry and Egg Association.

Mr Henderson said: "We are pleased to accept this donation on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The Foundation is committed to the future of the poultry and egg industry through education and research. We are grateful to the International Poultry Scientific Forum for contributing to our efforts toward the long-term sustainability of our industry. We particularly thank their leadership, represented by Dr Buresh and Dr Mark Jackwood, University of Georgia, and secretary-treasurer of SCAD."

Participating in the presentation were (from left): Dr Wallace Morgan (Mississippi State University and Foundation board member), John Starkey (US Poultry & Egg Association and Foundation president), Mr Henderson, Dr Buresh and Dr James Denton (University of Arkansas and Foundation board member)
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