University of Georgia Receives US Poultry Foundation Grant

12-11-2012 | |
University of Georgia Receives US Poultry Foundation Grant

The University of Georgia Poultry Science Department recently received a $13,210 student recruiting grant from the USPoultry Foundation.

Pete Martin, VP Poultry Operations for Mar-Jac Poultry and  US Poultry board member, presented the check to Dr. Mike Lacy, Professor and Head of the Poultry Science Department at the University of Georgia. Mike Giles, President of the Georgia Poultry Federation, assisted in the check presentation.

“I am pleased that our Poultry Science and Avian Biology majors continue to thrive.  We could not have accomplished this without your support. As much as the financial assistance is appreciated, even more important to us is the genuine interest and concern you have for our programme,” remarked Dr. Lacy.

The  US Poultry Foundation board recently approved student recruiting grants totalling more than $160,000 to the six US universities with poultry science departments and 15 other institutions with industry related programmes. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programmes. 

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organisation representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance.