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Egg Industry Center seeks to fund research projects

By Staff | Jun 5, 2013

AMES – The Egg Industry Center is seeking pre-proposals to fund up to $100,000 for research projects pertaining to egg production.

“At a time when government research funds are tightening, the Egg Industry Center plans to help the industry expand its research in 2014 and beyond,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the center and an Iowa State University professor.

Researchers and other interested applicants can find pre-proposal information at: www.eggindustrycenter.org. The deadline for submiting pre-proposals is June 21.

“Food safety, changes in housing, animal welfare, environmental impact and production economics, all of these are important to the center’s board,” Xin said.

The Egg Industry Center Board of Directors consists of producers, industry and academic leaders from across the United States and Canada.

The group has identified a list of potential research areas or topics relevant to the industry and this list is available to those who are submitting pre-proposals.

The center was established at Iowa State University in 2008 to add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

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