JCJC’s Agriculture Science program awarded US POULTRY Foundation grant
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Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 15:42:10
ELLISVILLE- Once again, Jones County Junior College’s Agriculture Science department has made the “grade.” Instructor Tim Ishee’s Poultry Science program was awarded a $1,600 student recruitment grant from the U.S. Poultry Foundation. The check was presented by Bob Billingsley, director of development and engineering for Sanderson Farms and USPOULTRY board member to the college.
“We are very thankful for the generosity of the USPOULTRY Foundation and for the grant we received to help expose more students to careers in the poultry industry,” said Ishee.
The USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $183,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with industry-related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to the poultry industry.