News & Views November/December 2018 Edition

2019 USPOULTRY Seminar Schedule Registration Available on Our Website, www.uspoultry.org Feed Mill Management Seminar March 19-20, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Human Resources Seminar April 15-17, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa National Breeders Roundtable May 16-17, St. Louis, Missouri Hilton St. Louis Airport Poultry ProcessorWorkshop May 22-23, Nashville,Tennessee DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Financial Management Seminar June 24-26, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Hatchery Breeder Clinic July 9-10, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry Sponsored by GeorgiaTech Research Institute, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and USPOULTRY August 12-14, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Women’s Leadership Conference August 15-16, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Live Production,Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar Sponsored by National Chicken Council, NationalTurkey Federation, United Egg Producers and USPOULTRY September 17-18, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Environmental Management Seminar September 19-20, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar October 3-4, Nashville,Tennessee DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Air Cargo Seminars DatesTBD Miami, Florida NewYork, NewYork Atlanta, Georgia Grower Relations Seminars Scheduled upon industry request PoultryWastewater OperatorsTraining Scheduled upon industry request USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $25,875 Student Recruiting Grant to University of Georgia The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $25,875 student recruiting grant to the University of Georgia (UGA). The grant was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift from the Leland Bagwell Education & Innovation Fund, named in honor of the founder of American Proteins. The grant check was presented by John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY, to Dr. Todd Applegate, department head and professor at UGA. Joining in the presentation were several UGA students. The University of Georgia is one of the six universities in the United States that has a department dedicated to the study of poultry science. The department recently awarded 30 poultry science and avian biology undergraduate degrees. Half of the graduates are employed in the poultry sector, while the remainder are continuing their education in graduate or professional programs. “We very much appreciate the USPOULTRY Foundation’s support of our recruitment efforts and look forward to continuing to expand our poultry science and avian biology programs,” remarked Applegate. The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $328,300 for the 2018-19 school year to 34 colleges and universities across the United States with either a poultry science department or a poultry studies program. The student recruiting program dates to 1994 when the USPOULTRY board of directors established the Foundation to provide annual recruiting funds to attract students to poultry studies and ultimately into careers in the poultry industry. (Front row from left:) Madison Dirst; Blair Bowen; John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY; Dr. Todd Applegate, department head and professor at UGA; Leslie Lamb; and Rachel Moncrief. (Second row from left:) Cason Howard, Anna Lee Garner and Alyssa Rauton. (Back row from left:) Rhett Murphy, Ky Meeks, Reed Dillard and Logan Waldrop.

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