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Poultry Extension

From breeding to processing — and everything in between — Extension agents, faculty and staff are here to help.

Here For You

Poultry Extension delivers research-based knowledge to citizens throughout North Carolina, whether you’re a producer, an industry partner or a homeowner interested in raising a backyard flock.

We specialize in a number of subject matter areas: nutrition, feed milling, poultry health, food safety, processing, hatchery management, poultry reproduction/breeding, and grow out management for most all species of poultry. We also are committed to training the next generation of poultry leaders through our involvement in 4-H programs.

And through workshops, short courses and specialized publications, we find all sorts of ways to make available the information you need.

From eggs to birds, we’ve got you covered.

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Our People

Five North Carolina Cooperative Extension Area Specialized Agents support animal food safety compliance, the commercial poultry industry and small-scale poultry producers throughout the state. From workshops to training to hands-on operational assistance, they’ve got you covered.