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What’s New in Poultry Science Club

Poultry Science Club had its first meeting on Aug. 22.  The club hosted a booth at the NC State Fair in the poultry tent that highlighted different egg production systems.  Club Adviser Ms. Lynn Worley-Davis wrote a grant funded by the American Egg Board via USDA which funded the creation of the display at the booth.  The focus of the booth was to educate the public about the differences in the various systems — conventional, cage-free and free-range — and the eggs sold from each system. A small-scale 3-D model of each was created for the display.  Members also assisted in the Youth Market Turkey Show by directing foot traffic and aiding the participants with getting their turkeys to the show ring. Other activities this semester include various food drives and a ham/turkey sale.  The hour’s members work at each of these activities, as well as the College of Agriculture and Life Science Tailgate, which contribute to their attendance to the International Processing and Production Expo in January.