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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 species of poultry. We are also committed to training the next generation of poultry leaders through our involvement in 4-H programs.

Through workshops, short courses, and specialized publications, we find many ways to make the information you need available.

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

Pastured Poultry Videos

Check out the Pastured Poultry video series featuring Margaret Ross, area specialized agent for poultry. As part of a USDA-NIFA grant, the videos cover everything to get started with pastured poultry.

Poultry Processing Resources

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in collaboration with N.C. Cooperative Extension, has a number of newly updated pages with meat and poultry processing resources.

Area Specialized Agents – Poultry

Five North Carolina Cooperative Extension Area Specialized Agents support 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.

Jonas Asbill

Area Specialized Agent – Poultry

Margaret Ross

Area Specialized Agent — Poultry

Lauren Greene

Area Specialized Agent — Poultry

Area Specialized Agent – Animal Food Safety

Marissa Herchler Cohen

Area Specialized Agent — Animal Food Safety