Penn State’s team placed second in the team competition, and Jake Pieniazek, a sophomore at Texas A&M University finished second in the individual category.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association sponsors the National Poultry Judging Contest as part of its comprehensive student outreach program. The contest was established to enhance young people's interest in the poultry industry and encourage student enrollment in poultry science studies. Teams compete in production judging, breed selection, and market products judging.
The Association also sponsors the annual College Student Career Program at the International Poultry Expo, supports FFA and 4-H poultry activities, and funds student recruiting efforts for poultry science departments and programs through the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation.
Ten universities participated in this year's competition. The awards were presented by Barbara Jenkins, director of education programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.