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ABAC Receives $3,800 Student Recruiting Grant from USPOULTRY Foundation

January 19, 2017

A $3,800 grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation has been awarded to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to assist in the recruiting of poultry science students.  The grant was made possible by an endowment gift from the Don Dalton Student Recruiting Fund.

Dalton had a long and successful career in the field of poultry, at one time serving as president of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation.

Dr. Martha Moen, assistant professor of animal science at ABAC, said, “The poultry industry has grown significantly in South Georgia, thus the career opportunities for well-prepared college graduates are increasing in ABAC’s region.  This grant will allow us to raise awareness of this field of study among current and potential ABAC students.”

In 2016, the USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling $291,000 to 32 colleges and universities across the United States with a poultry science department or industry related degree program. The Harold E. Ford 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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