A French company is funding a new endowed professorship and multiple research projects at the University of Arkansas.
Adisseo, a French company specializing in animal feed additives, has provided funding to the U of A, creating the Adisseo Endowed Professorship in Global Sustainable Poultry Nutrition. Michael Kidd, a professor of poultry nutrition, has been named to the position, which is a research professorship in the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the Division of Agriculture’s research arm.
“We’re very proud that Adisseo selected Dr. Kidd for an endowed professorship that will support a broad view of poultry health and nutrition research with meaningful impact for the poultry industry and global agricultural sustainability,” Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the Division of Agriculture said in a statement.
In addition the company has provided grants for three search projects in Division of Agriculture’s Center of Excellence for Poultry Science.The three grants have been allocated to three Division of Agriculture researchers: Walter Bottje, professor of poultry physiology; Byungwhi Kong, professor of poultry functional genomics and molecular virology; and SamiDridi, professor of avian endocrinology and molecular genetics.
“The research grants, as well, demonstrate Adisseo’s commitment to important independent research that will benefit animal health and well-being, and the poultry industry as a whole,” Cochran says.