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2019

picture looking down into an open ice chest with whole chickens in it

Jul 10, 2019

Feeding Community, 4 Years Running: Coastal Plains Chicken Project

"Something different and...fun" that gives back to the community - that's the 2019 Coastal Plains Chicken Project. 

AFNC grants graphic with a microscope and lightbulb

Jun 24, 2019

Gut-sy Research: 2019 AFNC Grants Support Swine, Disease Projects

The AFNC has announced its 2019 grant awards - Matt Koci and Sung Woo Kim will both study animal gut health. 

Joseph Stuckey sitting on the back of a red truck in a field

Jun 20, 2019

On The Farm with Joseph Stuckey: ‘Unpretty’ Science, Big Impact

What is the Waste Processing Facility all about? Waste may be in the name, but there's a lot more to it than 'taking out the trash'. Find out all about it as Joseph Stuckey explains his work. 

Ryan Patterson on NC State campus

May 29, 2019

On The Farm with Ryan Patterson: Helping Chicken Research Happen

Where the research happens: read about what goes on at the Chicken Education Unit from manager extraordinaire Ryan Patterson. 

NC State belltower

May 21, 2019

NC State Loses a Beloved Teacher and Advisor

NC State University‚Äôs Prestage Department of Poultry Science lost an award-winning teacher, advisor and colleague on May 19, when Professor Emeritus Carm Parkhurst passed away. 

Brittany Wall with Mr. and Mrs. Wuf (NC State mascots)

May 9, 2019

Senior Brittany Wall’s Poultry – Not Poetry – Journey

When you're the first in your family, college graduation is extra special. Senior Brittany Wall will finish the first leg of her CALS journey with her B.S. in Poultry (not poetry!) Science on May 11. 

Talley Turkey Education Unit sign

Apr 30, 2019

“Everyone in Life Teaches You a Lesson”: International Interns Reflect on Time at Talley

PDPS participates in an international internship program with the Universidad Zamorano. Read what Mauricio Delgadillo from Nicaragua and Joel Quintero from Honduras said about their time here. 

John Deere tracker pulling a litter spreader across a field

Apr 23, 2019

Field Notes: Extension ASAs and Faculty Give Calibration Demos

For poultry farmers spreading poultry litter as fertilizer is a springtime chore. To help the farmers get it just right, NC State Extension lends a hand with calibration demos. 

brightly colored eggs in a basket

Apr 19, 2019

Try These at Home: Tips for Egg-cellent Easter Fun

With Easter just around the corner, the PDPS peeps want to share their tips for safe, family-friendly Easter fun. 

Woman in protective paper coveralls reaches into an isolator

Mar 21, 2019

Small Spaces, Big Impacts: Isolator Gift Helps Grow Research Program

In 2018, Robert Beckstead's lab could test 8 possible treatments for turkey and chicken diseases. In 2019, they can test close to 350. That's 45X as many tests! How? By going small with isolators.