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Midwest Poultry Consortium / Scholarship and Internship Program

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The Midwest Poultry Consortium’s Center of Excellence Scholarship/Internship (COE) Program offers strong
research-based poultry science education in a welcoming, friendly environment. Faculty and industry members
throughout our participating states collaborate to provide students with a unique educational experience and
employment opportunities. Courses are taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with credits transferring
to the student’s home university.
The COE offers 18 poultry science credits in two six-week summer sessions. Problem solving and laboratory
training is integrated with industry field trips to complement interactive lectures and discussions. This series
of courses can combine with a number of majors from your home university (e.g., Ag Engineering, Animal
Science, Food Science, Veterinary Science, Ag Economics, Marketing, Biology) to expand opportunities for a
rewarding career in the poultry industry.
Nationally Recognized Faculty
Courses are prepared and taught by outstanding faculty from participating universities, related agencies,
and experienced poultry industry representatives. The six courses are offered in a sequence of Summer
Sessions I and II.
Wednesday Night Forums
On Wednesday evenings, representatives from the poultry industry meet with students. Students are able to
interact with industry leaders, learn more about the poultry industry, and explore future internship and

career opportunities. Student attendance is required.

Research Labs and Instructional Support
The Poultry Research Laboratory, located one-half block from the Animal Science building, is used to facilitate
class exercises. Student laboratories are furnished with appropriate electronic teaching aids and individual
student microscopes equipped with video screen monitors. Lecture halls are equipped with modern audio/
visual technology.
Valuable Industry Internships
The Midwest Poultry Consortium coordinates internships and on-the-job opportunities for COE students.
The internship will fit into the academic timetable for each participating university and will complement the
summer’s academic courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students take courses for six weeks and
work in a poultry-related internship for four to six weeks following classes.
The Midwest Poultry Consortium’s
Center of Excellence
Scholarship/Internship Program
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“The COE provided me the
knowledge and experience
I needed to begin my career
within the poultry industry.
Through internships and
networking opportunities,
I was able to have a great
job secured even before I
graduated.”
Nancy Kothrade
Jennie-O Turkey Store - Live Production Area Supervisor
COE Class of 2008-2009
“The COE lays out a
great foundation for any
poultry career. The faculty
were great; no aspect of
the poultry industry is left
out.”
Zane Baker
Rose Acre Farms - Production Manager Trainee
COE Class of 2009-2010
SUMMER SESSION I SUMMER SESSION II
This is the curriculum for first year COE students (prerequisite:
college level chemistry course). Course offerings:
This is the curriculum for second year COE students (prerequisite:
college level chemistry course). Course offerings:
Focuses on the production of high quality day-old chicks and poults
and the management factors involved with breeder flocks, incubation,
and embryology. Aspects of operating a hatchery are also included.
Field trip(s) planned.
Breeder Flock and Hatchery Management, 3 cr.
Animal Sciences 511 (AS 511)
June 2 - June 13, 2014
Explores procurement, processing, and distribution of poultry
meat, eggs, and further processed products. Composition, quality
measurements, preservation, and economics are related to the
biochemistry, microbiology, and technology involved in current
processing methods.
Poultry Products Technology, 3 cr.
Animal Sciences 508 (AS 508)
June 16 - June 27, 2014
Trains students to identify diseases that commonly plague poultry.
Instruction on animal well-being, transport regulations, disease
surveillance, and methods of disinfection and sanitation are included.
Field trip(s) planned.
Avian Health, 3 cr.
Animal Sciences 512 (AS 512)
May 19 - May 30, 2014
Develops a conceptual understanding of nutrient requirements for
optimal growth and production of commercial poultry species. The
use of computer programming for feed formulation is emphasized.
Poultry Nutrition, 3 cr.
Animal Sciences 314 (AS 314)
June 2 - June 13, 2014
Offers current poultry management priorities presented by industry
professionals. Segments of poultry business management that will be
featured include: processing plant, feed milling, production complex,
flock service personnel, transportation, construction of large poultry
barns, etc.
Poultry Enterprise Management, 3 cr.
Animal Sciences 315 (AS 315)
June 16 - June 27, 2014
Daily Lecture: Morning Session, Monday - Friday (Class held on Memorial Day - May 26)
Daily Lab: Afternoon Session, Monday - Friday (Lab held on Memorial Day - May 26)
Gain the Added Advantage
Avian Physiology, 3 cr.
Animal Sciences 503 (AS 503)
May 19 - May 30, 2014
Introduces systemic physiology of avian species with emphasis on
functions related to production; included are endocrine and neural
control, special senses, cognition and behavior, thermoregulation, and
the major organ systems (cardiovascular, muscular, skeletal, respiratory,
renal, and reproductive).
These are accelerated courses; therefore, daily attendance is required. Curriculum subject to change.
Average annual salary of these former COE graduates is $46,275 plus benefits!
“My COE internships showed
me the various opportunities
available to students
interested in poultry. The
COE has provided me with a
vast amount of connections,
knowledge, and an
opportunity to succeed in the
poultry industry.”
Joseph Sylve
Best Veterinary Solutions - Vaccine Sales Representative
COE Class of 2011-2012
“The COE helped me get
my foot in the door of the
poultry industry and gave
me the opportunity to start
my career and set personal
goals within the industry as
soon as I graduated from
college.”
Crystal Ganz
GNP Company - Supervisor Trainee
COE Class of 2011-2012
Online Application
Submit an application online at www.mwpoultry.org; only online applications will
be accepted. Application on facing page is for reference only.
Transcript
Send an official transcript directly from the Registrar’s Office to the MPC office; a passing
chemistry grade is a prerequisite (online transcripts directly from Registrar accepted).
Statement of Interest
In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must submit a statement of interest
explaining why you would like to be accepted into the COE Scholarship/Internship
Program and how the COE will benefit your career plans (no longer than one page,
12 pt. font, 1-inch margins, double spaced).
Resume/Internship Interest
Internship placements are determined according to experience and areas of interest.
Scholarship preference will be given to applicants willing to complete an internship
which will be assigned by MPC and provided by one of the MPC Sponsor Company
(please note: Internship Fulfillment Policy on facing page).
Admission
MPC scholarships are awarded to up to 30 students. Scholarship selection is based on
a combination of the following criteria: faculty recommendation, academic record,
quality of application, and statement of interest. Preference is given to those students
enrolling in three consecutive courses per session and those willing to complete an
internship. Phone interviews will be conducted by mid-January.
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Best Veterinary Solutions
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Cal-Maine Foods
Cargill Kitchen Solutions
Case Farms
Center Fresh Group
Centurion Poultry
Chick Master
Chore-Time
CHS Foundation
Cobb-Vantress
Cooper Farms
Daybreak Foods
Diamond V
Dooley’s Petroleum
DSM Nutritional Products
DuPont - Danisco Animal Nutrition
Elanco Animal Health
Evonik Degussa
FACCO USA
Farm Credit Services of America
Farm Credit Services of Mid-Amer.
Farmer Automatic of America
Farmers’ Hen House
Florida Poultry Federation
Fremont Farms of Iowa
Frost, PLLC
GNP Company
Great Lakes Calcium
Handrew
Henning Construction
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch
Hidden Villa Ranch
Hillshire Brands
Hybrid Turkeys
Hy-Line North America
ILC Resources
Iowa Egg Council
Iowa Turkey Federation
ISA
IVESCO
Jennie-O Turkey Store
Jones-Hamilton Co.
Katolight by MTU Onsite Energy
Kemin Industries
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Kreher’s Farm Fresh Eggs
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed
Life Science Innovations (Willmar Poultry)
Lohmann Animal Health
MacFarlane Pheasants
Maple Leaf Farms
Metzer Farms
Michael Foods
Michigan Allied Poultry Industries
Midwest Livestock Systems
Midwest Poultry Federation
Midwest Poultry Services
Miller Poultry
Minnesota Turkey Council
Moba
Naturally Recycled Proteins
Nebraska Eggs
Nebraska Poultry Industries
Nelson Poultry Farms
North America Game Bird Assn.
Novus International
Ohio Poultry Association
Organic Valley
Pearl Valley Farms
Phibro Animal Health
Rembrandt Enterprises
Ridley Feed Ingredients
Rose Acre Farms
S & R Egg Farm
Sanovo Engineering
Sonstegard Foods
SD Poultry Industries Assn.
Sparboe Farms
Stiebrs Farms
Tecumseh Poultry
Tigges, Kent
Tom-Cin Metals
Trillium Farm Holdings
Turkey Valley Farms
United Egg Producers
University of Florida
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
VAL-CO
Value Added Science & Technology
Vencomatic
Wabash Valley Produce
Wayward Acres
Wells Fargo Bank
West Liberty Foods
Wisconsin Poultry & Egg Ind.
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Submit your application for an opportunity to be part of COE 2014!
What’s In It For You?
• Education & Internships
• Networking
• Employment Opportunities
• Lifelong Friends
• A GREAT Summer in Madison!
FOR REFERENCE ONLY
APPLY ONLINE
Mailing Address (at school):
City: State: Zip:
School Email: School Phone:
Home Email: Cell Phone:
Home Mailing Address: Home Phone:
City: State: Zip:
2014 Application (only online applications are accepted)
Midwest Poultry Consortium
Center Of Excellence Scholarship Program
Gender: Male Female Birthdate:
Name: Date:
(First, Middle, Last)
This information is required by the University of Wisconsin-Madison for housing purposes only.
Are you a U.S. resident? Yes No University currently attending:
Current major(s) and minor(s):
Cumulative GPA: (Official transcript required - it is your responsibility to have your transcript forwarded to MPC.)
Current college level:
Expected graduation date: Degree level:
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Graduate Student Returning Adult
Are you interested in a summer internship(s)? Yes No If yes, dates available:
Internship Fulfillment Policy: preference is given to applicants willing to complete an internship. By indicating “yes” you are committing yourself
to a 2014 summer internship assigned by MPC and provided by one of the Midwest Poultry Consortium’s sponsor companies. If you mark “yes”
but do not complete an internship, your scholarship will be revoked and you will be responsible for your UW-Madison tuition. Internships are
conducted during the summer, following the COE classes.
List titles of most recent college-level courses taken in the following areas:
Biology/Zoology:
Animal Sciences/Poultry Science:
Chemistry:
Food Science:
Nutrition:
Physiology:
Economics/Business/Computer Science:
Housing: On-campus housing is an important part of the educational experience and is strongly encouraged. Double
occupancy is included with scholarship. If accepted, do you need a dorm room?
Faculty Reference: A faculty reference is required. Please provide the name and email address of the faculty member you have
contacted as your reference. MPC will send a reference email to the faculty member listed below. You may use any faculty member
as a reference (your home university’s Coordinating Council member email address can be found on the MPC website).
Faculty Name
Faculty Email
Indicate the courses you plan to take at the Center of Excellence in 2014 (preference is given to those students enrolling in
three consecutive courses per session):
Summer Session I
Avian Physiology (AS 503) - 3 cr.
May 19 - May 30, 2014 (Class held on Memorial Day)
Breeder Flock and Hatchery Management (AS 511) - 3 cr.
June 2 - June 13, 2014
Poultry Products Technology (AS 508) - 3 cr.
June 16 - June 27, 2014
Summer Session II
Avian Health (AS 512) - 3 cr.
May 19 - May 30, 2014 (Class held on Memorial Day)
Poultry Nutrition (AS 314) - 3 cr.
June 2 - June 13, 2014
Poultry Enterprise Management (AS 315) - 3 cr.
June 16 - June 27, 2014
Yes No
Submit your online application no later than December 2, 2013, to be considered for the COE.
By submitting your application, you certify the information provided is accurate.
Midwest Poultry Consortium
4630 Churchill Street, # 1 • St. Paul, MN 55126
Phone: 651.766.8118 • Fax: 651.638.0756
mpc@mwpoultry.org • www.mwpoultry.org
Required Attachments/Enclosures
Statement of Interest: In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must submit a short statement of interest explaining
why you would like to be accepted into the Center of Excellence Scholarship/Internship Program and how the COE might
benefit your career plans (no longer than one page, 12pt. font, 1-inch margins, double spaced).
Resume: Internship placements will be assigned by MPC staff according to availability, experience, and areas of interest.
Phone interviews will be conducted by mid-January. Applications will be reviewed by the Screening Committee. Students
awarded a scholarship will receive an acceptance letter and enrollment information by February 17.
If you are accepted into the Center of Excellence Scholarship/Internship Program, you will be required to sign a
Code of Conduct and an Internship Fulfillment Policy contract.
Student Signature Date
FOR REFERENCE ONLY
APPLY ONLINE
These are accelerated courses; therefore, daily attendance is required.
COE is a unique program guiding students through recruitment, education, internship,
employment, and networking opportunities in the poultry industry.
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By the Numbers...
Breakdown of COE Students
Year Number of Students Other FL IA IL KS MI MN MO NE ND OH IN SD UWM UWRF Total:
2013 29 0 1 4 1 2 5 3 0 1 1 0 6 0 2 3 29**
2012 26 0 1 3 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 7 2 2 5 26
2011 28 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 5 1 3 3 28
2010 27 0 1 2 1 3 3 4 1 1 1 2 5 0 2 1 27
2009 29 0 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 6 1 1 3 29
2008 29 1 2 3 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 0 3 3 29*
2007 30 2 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 8 1 3 1 30
2006 39 3 4 4 0 1 5 4 0 0 1 1 9 3 2 2 39
2005 30 4 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 3 1 1 2 2 4 2 30
2004 25 0 0 2 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 2 3 0 5 1 25
2003 23 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 4 4 0 5 0 23
2002 31 0 0 3 2 3 3 2 0 1 1 2 5 0 9 0 31
2001 32 0 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 2 0 1 6 2 9 1 32
2000 36 0 0 1 2 3 4 2 0 0 0 3 3 4 12 2 36
1999 26 0 0 1 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 2 2 1 9 1 26
1998 22 0 0 0 3 2 3 3 0 1 0 3 2 0 3 2 22
1997 29 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 5 1 1 10 3 29
1996 21 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 8 1 21
Total: 11 17 37 23 32 53 42 11 22 11 30 78 19 92 34 512
Total COE Students: 340
Students who completed both years: 172
*29 scholarships; one additional student paid their own way to attend.
**29 scholarships; two additional students paid their own way to attend.
Current Poultry Employment Status
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Education Statistics
• Since its inception, MPC has sent 339 students through the COE. Of those, 173 students have earned their
poultry emphasis by completing both years.
• The COE boasts nationally recognized experts from universities and related agencies, as well as
poultry industry representatives, who come together in Madison for a one-of-a-kind educational
experience.
• In 2013, there were 39 faculty members and 34 students (29 scholarship recipients; 2 students paid their
own way; 3 visiting scholars). The student-faculty ratio and one-on-one attention is exceptional.
Internship Statistics
• In 2013, 32 industry internships were coordinated with MPC member companies for COE students and
graduates. Students received industry training to complement the knowledge gained from COE classes
and labs.
• Many MPC member companies offer paid internships and housing arrangements. Internships typically
last 4-6 weeks.
Job Statistics
• 87% of students said the COE experience helped prepare them for their
future careers.
• Of all COE graduates, 70% of students are, plan on, or were employed in
the poultry industry.
• On average, MPC sponsor companies have 4-6 openings per year for entry
level employees with technical or bachelors degrees with a starting salary
of $35,000+.
Students interested in the COE must complete an online application at www.
mwpoultry.org. The enclosed application is for reference only.
Application
In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must submit a statement of interest explaining
why you would like to be accepted into the COE and how the COE might benefit your
career plans (no longer than one page, 12 pt. font, 1-inch margins, double spaced).
Statement of Interest
Admission
MPC scholarships are awarded to up to 30 students. A screening committee evaluates
the applications and selection is based on a combination of the following criteria:
faculty recommendation, academic record, quality of application, and statement of
interest. Preference is given to those students enrolling in three consecutive courses
per session and those willing to complete an internship. Students accepted into
the COE will be notified by February 7 and will be sent application information to
complete for acceptance into the University of Wisconsin summer school.
Tuition and Per Credit Fees
If you are awarded a COE scholarship, the Midwest Poultry Consortium pays your
tuition and on-campus housing. Tuition includes access to the Student Union, library,
laboratory, health clubs, and several recreational sport services.
Recreational Facilities
UW-Madison offers countless cultural, social, and recreational events. Outdoor tennis
courts are minutes away from either the dorms or the Animal Sciences Building. The
Natatorium, located a block from the Animal Sciences Building, provides a complete
weight room, bicycles, swimming, and aerobic dancing. Boating and equipment for
canoeing, sailing, kayaking, and sail boarding are available at the Memorial Union on
the shore of Lake Mendota.
On-Campus Housing
Humphrey and Jorns Halls are located on the scenic shores of Lake Mendota,
conveniently close to classrooms, Steenbock Library, and the Poultry Research
Laboratory. Each hall has a student lounge with cable television, a computer lab, laundry,
and vending facilities. Internet services are also provided. On-campus housing is strongly
encouraged as it is an important part of this educational experience.
Madison
Madison owes its picturesque beauty to its location which is surrounded by four beautiful lakes with 14 beaches. Much of the University of
Wisconsin stretches along Lake Mendota. The city also boasts a 1,300-acre Arboretum, a unique zoo, and a botanical garden. Madison’s hilly
terrain, scattered woodlands, extensive bicycle paths, and 4,300 acres of public parks augment the summertime activities. Numerous churches,
community organizations, and civic groups provide a welcoming environment to students attending the COE.
Midwest Poultry Consortium

4630 Churchill Street, #1

St. Paul, MN 55126
Phone: 651.766.8118 • Fax: 651.638.0756
mpc@mwpoultry.org • www.mwpoultry.org
Final application deadline is
December 2, 2013.
Online applications only. PARTICIPATING STATES

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3/31/2014

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