TUCKER, Ga. — As part of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s continued efforts to support the recruitment and training of the brightest students and to promote careers in the poultry and egg industry, the National FFA Officer Candidates were invited to the 2022 International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
The opportunity for them to participate was made possible in part by an endowing foundation gift from Tyson Foods.
“Tyson Foods’ culture includes investing in future leaders, and we are pleased to contribute to this effort,” said Chip Miller, senior vice president live production for Tyson Foods, and member of the USPOULTRY Board of Directors. “Our industry is continually evolving, and young talent brings fresh perspectives in addition to diversity of mindset. We need to continue encouraging their growth and development, while attracting the best talent to work in this industry.”
“USPOULTRY has been a long-time FFA supporter,” said Greg Hinton, Rose Acre Farms, and USPOULTRY Foundation chairman. “We are pleased to be able to offer these National Officer Candidates, our potential future leaders, with the opportunity to see and experience the world’s largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and animal food industries.”
As college students, they were provided the opportunity to participate in the USPOULTRY Foundation’s College Student Career Program to interview for internship opportunities with poultry and egg industry member companies and exhibitors. The students were also able to explore the vast trade show floor to see the exciting technology used by today’s modern, sustainable poultry industry.