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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.

Extension Specialized Agents for poultry (left to right) Dan Campeau, Margaret Ross and Richard Goforth

Area Specialized Agents

Get to know your Area Specialized Agents: Jonas, Margaret, Richard and Lauren specialize in poultry. Marissa focuses on animal food safety. Get to know who to call for services in your area.

Left to right: Dan Campeau (retired), Margaret Ross and Richard Goforth (not pictured: Lauren Greene and Marissa Herchler)