USPOULTRY opens applications for Industry Education Recruitment Funding

The USPOULTRY Foundation is now accepting applications from colleges and universities for the Industry Education Recruitment Funding programme
calendar icon 27 June 2018
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The funding supports student recruitment at colleges and universities that cultivate careers in the poultry and egg industry.

Any institution of higher education in the United States that does not have a poultry science department or degree, but can show conceivable ways of connecting students with the poultry and egg industry, is eligible to apply for a recruitment grant of up to $7,000. If a school offers a poultry science minor, that school may be eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding, pending USPOULTRY Foundation Board approval.

“For the 2017-2018 year, the USPOULTRY Foundation provided student recruiting grants totaling more than $282,500 to the six US universities with Poultry Science departments and a record 29 other institutions with industry-related programmes. The Foundation’s mission is to help foster student recruitment. As we try to fulfill the human resource needs of the industry, we encourage colleges and universities across the nation to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. Apply today for funds to assist your school in recruiting young talent into your programme, whether poultry or animal science, business, accounting or information technology. Our industry needs all of these diverse majors to run its operations,” said Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the USPOULTRY Foundation and vice president of education and student programs for USPOULTRY.

A committee of university and industry professionals will review funding requests and make recommendations to the USPOULTRY Foundation board of directors. Institutions may apply for a grant by completing the funding application and submitting it via email to Barbara Jenkins at or via regular mail by 15 August. The application can be accessed by clicking here.

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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