News & Views November/December 2018 Edition

> A S S O C I A T I O N 16 I NEWS & VIEWS I NOV/DEC 2018 Supporting the Industry’s Future Leaders USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation proudly support the National FFA Organization’s Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event, the Food Science and Technology Career Development Event and the Poultry Production Entrepreneurship/ Placement Proficiency Event. These contests are designed to test a student’s basic knowledge as well as the student’s ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations. As a result of the hard work of these national teams, the USPOULTRY Foundation proudly awards an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta to IPPE for the top 11 Poultry Evaluation and the top 10 Food Science and Technology Career Development Event teams. The national FFA officer candidates are also awarded the same. At the 2018 IPPE, we hosted more than 90 FFA students who could potentially be future industry leaders. In 2019, we anticipate hosting more than 100 of the best and the brightest young talents. The International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the IPPE, strongly supports the Foundation’s mission, “to support the recruitment and training of the brightest students, to seek and fund scientific research, to foster student scientists and to promote careers in the poultry and egg industry.” None of this would be possible without the USPOULTRY Foundation donors and revenue generated from the IPE. Because the net proceeds from the IPE are invested back into the industry, the activities of USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation, including the National FFA, our College Student Career Program, the International Student Program, the PhD Career Fair (co-sponsored by the PSA Foundation), 4-H and collegiate poultry judging contests, are possible. So to our IPPE exhibitors, attendees and Foundation donors, thank you for helping to build the next generation of leaders and to ensure the success of tomorrow’s poultry and egg industry. For more information about the National FFA Organization, visit For more information about USPOULTRY’s youth outreach activities, visit or contact Barbara Jenkins, Barbara Jenkins Executive Director, USPOULTRY Foundation