Close-up photo of brown eggs in carton.

You Come First

We provide protein to a hungry world.

A Rare Breed

The Prestage Department of Poultry Science is one of only six land-grant academic departments in the U.S. dedicated to poultry science. We produce nearly a third of all poultry science graduates.

Our complete career-preparation pipeline – with abundant scholarship opportunities and a 95% job placement rate – ensures that our graduates go out into the world ready to make real impact.

Poultry production leads North Carolina’s agricultural economy, producing almost 10% of the nation’s product. Those 800 million broilers, 36 million turkeys and 3 billion eggs bring in $3.9 billion a year.

And our department is front and center, fueling innovation and producing its next generation of leaders.