NC507: Midwest Poultry Research Program
Statement of Issues and JustificationThe Midwest Poultry Research Program (MPRP) has been funded by a special research grant from USDA since FY01. In FY07, the special research grants were eliminated. The funds were re-directed by USDA and distributed to the Experiment Stations through the Hatch formula.
The Experiment Stations at Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and Purdue have agreed to partner financially to continue the MPRP in FY07.
Midwest Poultry Research Program (MPRP) is a public/private program created to effectively address research needs of the poultry industry through a competitive process. The MPRP is managed jointly between the Midwest Poultry Consortium and Iowa State University following USDA grant guidelines. MPC member states include: CO, FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI.
The goal of the MPRP is to improve efficiency and sustainability of poultry production through integrated, collaborative research and technology transfer. MPRP focuses on priority areas of local need and problems of regional/national scope while encouraging multi-disciplinary research networks which enhance limited state and industry resources.
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