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Poultry club funds flocks

April 15, 2009

Media Contact: Dr. Mike Williams, NC State University Poultry Science Club advisor, 919-513-0469 or mike_Williams@ncsu.edu

The Poultry Science Club at North Carolina State University has raised $2,075 to be used to provide impoverished communities and small farmers with flocks of poultry.

Club members on April 14 donated $2,075 to Heifer International, a charity that works to end hunger and poverty by, according to the organization's Web site, "providing appropriate livestock, training and related services to small-scale farmers and communities worldwide."

Crystal Mitchell, Poultry Science Club treasurer, said the club has been collecting donations since the beginning of the current school year last August. Mitchell, a senior majoring in poultry science, said the donation is to be used to provide flocks of poultry to communities and small farmers in developing nations.

Raising money for Heifer International was one of the club's service projects. The club was named the top poultry science club in the nation during the International Poultry Expo in January. The Poultry Expo, the major poultry industry meeting, is held each year in Atlanta.

Written by:
Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu

Posted by Dave at April 15, 2009 09:28 AM