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UNG receives USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grant
06152018 COMMUNITY UNG poultry grant
The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the University of North Georgia. Pictured, from left, are Linda Purvis, University of North Georgia student adviser; University of North Georgia students Aaron Hodges, Cruz Mejia and Michael McGraw; and Mark Ham, president of American Proteins. - photo by For The Times
The USPOULTRY Foundation has awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the University of North Georgia to be used to recruit students into the university’s poultry program.

The grant was made in part from an endowing foundation gift from the Leland Bagwell Education & Innovation Fund, named in honor of the founder of American Proteins. The recruiting check presentations were part of College Student Career Program activities at the 2018 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo.

Students have the ability to complete an Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in poultry science at UNG. The grant will be used to print additional program marketing materials, host a Youth Poultry 101 Day and more.

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 department or a poultry studies program.

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