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Prestage Department of Poultry Science

colorful Easter eggs

Apr 5, 2023

Ready to Roll

North Carolina's Braswell Family Farms are hard-boiled supporters of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. This year, they'll send 30,000 brightly colored eggs for the festivities. 

Ondulla Toomer headshot

Mar 22, 2023

Peanuts May Pack a Punch for Women’s Health

Peanuts are a protein-packed legume that may have a new superpower in relieving menopause symptoms. Research chemist Ondulla Toomer tells us why peanut research, and women's health, may benefit from a new approach. 

Frank Siewerdt headshot

Mar 1, 2023

Frank Siewerdt To Lead Poultry Science

An NC State alumnus with experience in industry, government and academic roles will return to Raleigh to head one of the nation’s top poultry science departments. 

Andrea Rubio in her graduation regalia

Dec 6, 2022

Ph.D. Student Wants to Fill the Need for Feed Research

NC State CALS Ph.D. student Andrea Rubio loves working with animals too much to trade up her dusty T-shirts and boots for a more professional look post-graduation this fall. 

two white broad-breasted turkeys on grass

Nov 29, 2022

Talk Turkey with Chocolate, the 2022 National Turkey

Chocolate, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, reminisces about the whirlwind week he and his brother, Chip, had before coming home to NC State. 

a roast turkey rests on a kitchen counter

Nov 15, 2022

Holiday Comfort Foods Made in North Carolina

As you glance around your holiday table, you may find it comforting to know that many of the traditional Thanksgiving foods were likely grown or raised in North Carolina. 

two white broad-breasted turkeys on grass

Nov 15, 2022

NC State Selected as Home for 2022 National Thanksgiving Turkeys

NC State CALS will be home to the official National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate following the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House on Nov. 21. 

Caitlin Boon at the CALS Alumni Awards

Oct 28, 2022

Food Safety a ‘Labor of Love’ for CALS Alumna

Improving our food system is a priority for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Caitlin Boon. A former employee with the Food and Drug Administration, Boon is now ready to tackle new challenges as she continues to keep our food safe and healthy. 

Bill Prestage with his wife and three sons

Oct 13, 2022

Devoted CALS Philanthropist William Prestage Passes Away

William “Bill” Prestage, the patriarch and founder of Prestage Farms, passed away on Oct. 10. Not only was he a pioneer in the turkey and swine processing industry, he was a dear friend and devout philanthropist to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

people of many races walk along a crowded street. some of them are wearing masks.

Sep 22, 2022

Why Are We Seeing So Many Public Health Challenges? And What Can We Do About It?

From polio to scarlet fever, the world is seeing an increase in public health challenges. Why?