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Iowa Poultry and Egg Scholarship Foundation Announced

10/27/2020

The Iowa Poultry Association and the Iowa Egg Council have established the Iowa Poultry and Egg Scholarship Foundation.

 

In commenting on this development Kevin Stiles, Executive Director of the Iowa Poultry Association stated, "the Iowa Poultry and Egg community recognizes the importance of laying a foundation for the future and it is important to expand efforts to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding young people that might be interested in poultry careers". 

 

The Foundation goal is to raise an endowment of $500,000 used to award scholarships for Iowa students studying poultry and related fields.

 


ISU Poultry Research Farm

Hyline North American has donated $50,000 to the Foundation and $80,000 has been pledged by producers and those affiliated to the industry including the Farm Credit Services of America, Iowa producers, allied suppliers and individuals.

 

The president of the Iowa Poultry Association, Dr. Craig Rowles, a contributor stated, "the new Iowa State University Poultry Teaching and Research Farm and the potential poultry minor at Iowa State has the opportunity to bring significant interest to poultry science at ISU and for poultry and egg production in Iowa.