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STEM and poultry

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Dr. Gregory Martin

Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) is used broadly in the poultry industry. Some examples of the various fields that are used, projects possible, and the interest / career opportunities for students interested in applying stem in their own sector of...

Poultry Behavior and how to ‘read’ a flock

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Dr. Gregory Martin

A discussion will be held on how poultry behave the way they do. From very young to older birds, there are traits that can, at times, work against you. Tips on resolving some issues you can spot in a flock will be discussed. Dr. Gregory Martin, a poultry extension educator...

Poultry production over the decades

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

Dr. Michael Darre is retiring after 30+ years in poultry extension. He will be discussing his impressions on how poultry production has changed over the years, and what hasn't.

Feeds and feeding for small and backyard flocks

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

Whether you have a small, commercial poultry operation or a few chickens in the backyard, proper nutrition is essential to the health and productivity of your birds. This webinar will review some of the basics of poultry nutrition as well as selecting the right feed for...

Environmental Enrichment for small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Rachel Dennis

Feather pecking can be an issue in any poultry flock. This can be alleviated with environmental enrichments. Rachel Dennis from the University of Maryland will discuss environmental enrichments for a variety of different poultry species - from quail to emu with everything...

4-H Poultry Showmanship

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST

Poultry fitting and showmanship is an exciting part of an animal project. This provides the 4-Hers with the opportunities to show some of the skills that aren't highlighted in the poultry contests that focus on the birds. In poultry fitting and showmanship, equal emphasis is...

Poultry Integrated Pest Management for flies, birds and rodents

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Darre

A good biosecurity program requires control of flies, birds and rodents. Dr. Mike Darre from University of Connecticut will discuss Integrated Pest Management to control these common pests.There was question in the webinar with regards to Fly Terminator Pro. It is made by...

Ventilation and insulation for backyard poultry housing

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Robert Schultheis

Ventilation and insulation are two important factors in housing management. Dr. Robert Schultheis, a Natural Resource Engineering Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County, will discuss these two factors with relation to backyard poultry...

Essential oils: What are they and why use them with poultry?

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

More and more people are looking for alternatives to antibiotics, especially with the new VFDs making it harder for small and backyard flock owners to get them. Essential oils are often discussed as an alternative. Dr. Anup Johny from the University of Minnesota will discuss...

Choosing and using disinfectants with your small and backyard poultry flock

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

A disease prevention program is important for the health of your program. Cleaning and disinfecting is an essential part of this program. Dr. Gregory Martin from Penn State University will be discussing how to select your disinfectants to make the most effective use of them in...

Proper care and washing of eggs from small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

Food safety is especially important with eggs, including eggs produced by small and backyard poultry flocks. Dr. Gregory Martin of Penn State University will be discussing the proper handling and care of eggs, including the proper washing method.

Getting started with producing and selling eggs

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Producing and selling eggs, Dr. Darrin Karcher, Assistant professor, Poultry Extension Specialist, Purdue University Monday, May 8, 7-9pm Eggs are a popular direct sales and farmers market item. Dr. Karcher will help you get started, or fine-tune your egg enterprise...

4-H Chick Chain: Essential Elements for a Successful Program

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT

The 4-H Chick Chain is a chicken-raising program that teaches youth how to raise laying hens from chicks.The 4-H Chick Chain Program has taken off in popularity across the country. It started in Alabama and the number one question that most 4-H Agents ask is how to ...

Animal welfare considerations for backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT

As more people become interested in backyard flocks, it is important to consider the welfare of the birds in your flock. This webinar will discuss some of the concerns related to backyard poultry flocks.

Predator control for small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

Predators can be a problem with any poultry farm, large or small. This webinar will discuss some of the predators of concern and methods to minimize losses to predators. The presenter will be Dr. Matt Springer at the University of Kentucky.Photo by Dr. Matt Springer