Devoted CALS Philanthropist William Prestage Passes Away
William “Bill” Prestage, the patriarch and founder of Prestage Farms, passed away on Oct. 10. Not only was he a pioneer in the turkey and swine processing industry, he was a dear friend and devout philanthropist to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Food Animal Innovation Summit To Bring Scientists and Leaders Together
On Sept. 26-28, 2022, a diverse group of scientists and leaders will gather to exchange ideas and solutions to the primary concerns of animal agriculture at the second annual Food Animal Innovation Summit at the StateView Hotel in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Prestage Department of Poultry Science Begins Search for Next Department Head
The Prestage Department of Poultry Science seeks an innovative leader with a vision to guide our dynamic multidisciplinary department as we develop science-based solutions for today's poultry industry and future generations.
I AM CALS: Dannica Wall
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences staff member Dannica Wall made history this spring when she became the first Black female to earn a Ph.D. from the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.
Hatching a Future
For Ebony Harris, NC State was the only school for her. Now she's making a name for herself in the poultry industry at Perdue.
Poultry Extension Kicks Off N.C. State Fair With Youth Market Turkey Show
When you think about the N.C. State Fair, what comes to mind? Is it turkeys? We hope it's turkeys! For many in PDPS, that's it exactly - turkeys, and specifically, the Youth Market Turkey Show (YMTS).
Bringing Industry, CALS Admins and Poultry Extension Together at Turkey Industry Days
What's the meaning life? We can't say for sure, but we do know one thing: gathering industry, administration, alumni and researchers is one of the things poultry Extension does best.
Big Data, Big Ideas: FAI Symposium Addresses Future of Animal Agriculture
The FAI's first International Symposium on Precision Systems and Data Analysis in Animal Agriculture brought data and animal scientists together to showcase technologies that'll help meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population.
NC State Loses a Beloved Teacher and Advisor
NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science lost an award-winning teacher, advisor and colleague on May 19, when Professor Emeritus Carm Parkhurst passed away.
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.