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.
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.
“Reunion City!”: Strengthening Connections at the 2019 IPPE
'Stick with what's working.' That idea - and last year's reception success - is why we hosted another reception at the 2019 IPPE in Atlanta. We're on a roll: even more folks joined us this year!
Adding Value: Michael Joseph Brings New Expertise to PDPS
The Prestage Department of Poultry Science (PDPS) recently welcomed Michael Joseph to the faculty as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist.
Talking Turkey at the N.C. State Fair
Learn who won and how it all works in the final article following the 2018 Youth Market Turkey Show.
Reaching Out: PDPS Hosts Reception at PSA Annual Meeting
It's good to do something new - and even better when you know it will work. That was the idea behind the Graduate Student Reception hosted by PDPS at the 2018 Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
“Get Out of Your Comfort Zone”: PSSI Words of Wisdom
Alexandra "Alex" Baughns of Orange Park, FL has some advice for teens thinking about agriculture: "get out of your comfort zone - anybody can be an advocate in agriculture as long as they're aware of the issues."
NC Youth Kick Off Summer With Poult Pick-Up
The official start of summer is just around the corner and to kick it off, youth from all over North Carolina are getting their new poults (baby turkeys) settled.
Future-Focused: PDPS Celebrates the Class of 2018
Prestage Department of Poultry Science graduates are going places. With post-graduation plans ranging from full-time jobs to internships to graduate study, PDPS's newly minted alums are ready to shape the future in and beyond poultry science.