US Uni receives $10K for poultry science scholarships
Local US poultry businesses have contributed USD$10,000 to the University of North Georgia (UNG) to support scholarships for students studying poultry science and pursuing careers in the industry.
"Poultry is a critical part of Georgia's economy, and the scholarships provided by these funds and the progress of our course offerings ensure that our students will be well-positioned to drive the state's poultry industry forward," said Dr Mike Bodri, dean of UNG's College of Science & Mathematics. Georgia is also the top state in broiler chicken production; according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Help from local companies
"These scholarship funds are from local area companies who want to invest in UNG students who could possibly be their workforce of tomorrow," said Purvis, who is a biology and poultry science instructor.
Businesses contributing to the scholarship fund include CWT Farms, Pilgrim's, Columbia Farms, and Fieldale Farms.
UNG offers courses in poultry sciences and students can earn an Associate of Science with a focus in poultry science in either a science or business track. Students earning the two-year degree may transfer into the four-year program at the University of Georgia or another school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
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