News & Views July/August 2018 Edition

USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $4,000 Student Recruiting Grant to Louisiana State Louisiana State University (LSU) received a $4,000 grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant was awarded to the university to aid in their efforts to recruit students interested in studying poultry science and was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift from Sanderson Farms. The check was presented to Dr. Dennis Ingram, LSU student advisor, with LSU students participating in the presentation. The grant money will be used to continue the Summer Poultry Institute held annually at the university. The three-day institute is open to high school students and teaches poultry anatomy, embryology, biology, nutrition, grading and processing. The students who attend the institute also learn about opportunities in poultry science for undergraduate students at the university. Careers in the poultry industry are also covered. Dr. Dennis Ingram (second from left), student advisor, and LSU students, along with Brittany Woods (left), USPOULTRY staff. USPOULTRY Foundation Awards Student Recruiting Grant to Purdue University The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a student recruiting grant to Purdue University, and the check presentation was held during College Student Career Program activities at the 2018 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo. The grant was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift from Midwest Poultry Services. The $6,865 grant will be used to recruit students into the university’s poultry program. Indiana has a vibrant poultry industry, and many students attend Purdue University to study animal science. The USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grant will provide current and potential students with exposure to the poultry industry as a viable career option. One funded program, “The Poultry Industry in a Shell,” provides students with the be used for several field trips to farms and processing facilities. opportunity to interact with industry leaders throughout the school year. Funds will also The grant check was presented by Paul Pressley (center), USPOULTRY, to Dr. Darrin Karcher (left), student advisor, with poultry student Tanner Wise participating. > A S S O C I A T I O N 16 I NEWS & VIEWS I JUL/AUG 2018