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Global animal health company Alltech continues support to poultry students

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Alltech continues to extend its support of the Midwest Poultry Consortium and the consortium’s core program — the Center of Excellence Scholarship/Internship Program (COE) — with a $5,000 contribution.

“The Midwest Poultry Consortium is extremely grateful for the support Alltech has shown to the COE,” said Beth Nelson, Midwest Poultry Consortium president. “The COE continues to be an invaluable asset to the poultry industry. The commitment Alltech and many other MPC member companies make in support of the COE demonstrates a strong belief in our overall mission.”

The COE provides scholarships to students to help them earn up to 18 credits over the course of two summers and achieve an emphasis in poultry science. During 2021, the COE awarded 31 scholarships to students representing 12 member states.

A student coordinator from the consortium works closely with each undergraduate to coordinate and arrange internship opportunities with member companies to give students “hands-on” experience working in the poultry industry. An opportunity for full-time employment upon their graduation.

“We continue to devote ourselves to revitalizing poultry science educational opportunities for students in order to maintain a well-qualified pool of graduates who are eager to work in the poultry industry upon their graduation,” Nelson added. “Without the support from organizations like Alltech, this work would not be possible.”

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