Poultry Foundation donation will fund student experiential learning

The Department of Animal Sciences has received a $6,820 donation from the US Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation.

The funds will allow a group of animal science majors to attend the International Production & Processing EXPO (IPPE) in Atlanta in January.

The foundation supports the Department of Animal Science with funds earmarked for experiential learning each year, in addition to other donations.

“US Poultry & Egg has awarded funds to our poultry program to aid in recruiting and retention efforts, and to train and educate students for advancement in the poultry industry,” said Tracy Hanner, professor and chair of the animal sciences department.

Paula Faulkner, Ph.D., is co-author of journal article

Paula Faulkner, Ph.D.

Agriculture Education Professor Paula Faulkner is a co-author of an article examining the relationship between high school students’ cognitive engagement and belief in their self-efficacy, and their participation in the Service Learning program.

The study was published in the December issue of the Journal of Research Initiatives, a peer-reviewed journal of editors with expertise in educational issues, trends, and best practices.

Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service activities, and personal reflection, into the curriculum to make it more meaningful. It is offered in high schools nationwide.

Chapter reaches 500 downloads

“Molecular Genetics and Genome Biology of Goats,” a book chapter by Kingsley Ekwemalor, Ph.D.; Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Ph.D.; Emmanuel Asiamah, Ph.D.; and Mulumebet Worku, Ph.D., has been downloaded 500 times, according to publisher IntechOpen.

Ekwemalor is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences; Adjei-Fremah was a post doc in Animal Sciences and is now an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Biology; Asiamah was a student in Animal Sciences and is now a faculty member in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; and Worku is a professor in Animal Sciences.

The chapter appears in the book “Goat Science,” edited by Sándor Kukovics. It was downloaded by users in the United States, Canada, India, Thailand and the Russian Federation.