TUCKER, Ga. – Auburn Univ. is the latest recipient of a $21,667 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The gift was from Ingram Farms in Alabama.

Auburn Univ. is one of six universities in the US that has a department dedicated to poultry science.

“The Auburn Dept. of Poultry Science is extremely appreciative of the funds provided by the USPOULTRY Foundation,” said Dr. Donald Connor, department head of poultry science at Auburn Univ. “This grant enables us to promote poultry science to a broad group of potential students throughout the state, while serving to increase our enrollment. We strive to recruit strong students and provide them with an outstanding learning experience, so they will enter the poultry industry prepared to hit the ground running and make an impact in the long-term.”

The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $282,500 for the 2017-18 school year to 35 colleges and universities across the United States. The institutions either possess a poultry science department or a poultry studies program. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to poultry programs.