The University of Mount Olive received a grant for $4,620 from the USPOULTRY Foundation to be used for student recruitment and retention efforts. This award was made possible in part by Perdue Farms.
Mike Levengood, vice president, chief animal care officer and farmer relationship advocate at Perdue Farms presented the check to Dr. Heather Glennon, associate professor of animal science at UMO. The grant will be used to recruit UMO poultry science students. These efforts will include a summer livestock and poultry camp for high school students, as well as field trips to local poultry farms, feed mills, and processing facilities.