Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas have announced a partnership that will allow students to obtain a dual degree in poultry sciences. According to the A-State Herald, students will get the first three years of their degree at Arkansas State and then complete their final year at U of A.

“Individuals will earn degrees from both Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas,” said Dean of the College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University, Timothy Burcham. “This is a historic day and is very important for the poultry industry and it will impact the industry in a great way.”

Interim Dean of the College of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences at the U of A, Lona Robertson, hopes that students statewide take advantage of the program and recognize that poultry is important to the economics of Arkansas.

Ozark Mountain Poultry and Peco Foods have scholarships to support the poultry science program.

Source: A-State Herald