Department Events

Oct 13, 2022

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.

Oct 24, 2019

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).

Oct 14, 2019

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.

Feb 28, 2019

“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!

Jan 22, 2019

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.

Nov 12, 2018

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.

Aug 10, 2018

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.

Jul 12, 2018

“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."

Jun 8, 2018

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.

May 14, 2018

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.