U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Sam Houston State University Awarded $7,000 USPOULTRY Foundation Student Recruiting Grant


Source: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

TUCKER, Ga. –March 4,2020–The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000student recruiting grant to Sam Houston StateUniversityin Texas. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Jerry and Cherie Moyeand was presented by Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the USPOULTRY Foundation,to Dr. Stanley Kelley, professor of agricultural sciences.

The funds will be used to support the university’s agriculture program, which enablesits students to pursue potentialinternships in the Texas poultry industry. Additionally, the agriculture program actively recruits at events such as National and State FFA conventions and visits local high school and community colleges.

In September 2019, the USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling $383,577 to 35 colleges and universities across the United States with a poultry science department or industry-related degree program. The USPOULTRY Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The grants are made possible by gifts to the Foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years at the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.

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