News & Views September/October 2018 Edition

> A S S O C I A T I O N SEP/OCT 2018 I NEWS & VIEWS I 17 Iowa State University Awarded Student Recruitment Grant from USPOULTRY Foundation The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $2,100 grant to Iowa State University. The grant will be used by the animal sciences department to recruit students interested in working in the poultry industry upon graduation. The grant was made possible in part from an endowing Foundation gift fromWest Liberty Foods of West Liberty, Iowa. The recruiting grant check presentation was part of College Student Career Program activities at the 2018 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo. The check was presented to Dr. Cameron Hall, department or a poultry studies program. The student recruiting program dates back 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. superintendent I of the Ag Res Station, along with Iowa State students. The funds will be used to host the state FFA poultry judging career development event. They will also use some of the funds to travel to IPPE in Atlanta, Ga., where students will gain exposure to the vast opportunities in the poultry industry and interview for jobs and internships. The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $282,500 for the 2017-18 school year to 35 colleges and universities across the United States with either a poultry science Students and staff from Iowa State were on hand to accept their student recruiting grant check at the 2018 IPPE. Pictured are Brittany Woods (left), USPOULTRY staff, Iowa State students and Dr. Cameron Hall (right).

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