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Conferences and Workshops

Extension faculty for poultry science are actively involved in providing educational opportunities for poultry producers in Georgia. These programs are conducted independently and/or with the cooperation of the Georgia Poultry Federation, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, Georgia Egg Association, allied industries and the county extension agents. The following are the major educational programs offered.


Nutrient Management Training

These educational programs for personnel and growers of poultry companies in Georgia are a continuation of programs initiated in 1999-2000, providing poultry producers with the information to develop nutrient management plans. Programs are designed to fit the needs of individual companies and are presented by UGA Extension faculty and county agents. Training is provided upon request. Contact Dr. Casey Ritz (critz@uga.edu) for more information.

Poultry Tunnel Ventilation Workshop

This workship is conducted jointly with the UGA College of Engineering and emphasizes new technology and basic hot weather ventilation procedures for poultry house design and operation. This annual, two-and-a-half day workshop is for industry and university personnel with an interest in broiler house environmental control. The topics focus on optimizing broiler performance during hot weather while minimizing costs. Contact Mike Czarick or Brian D. Fairchild for more information.

Avian Academy Teacher Education Program

Experience classes with UGA professors as you explore anatomy, biology, chemistry and math through the eyes of a poultry scientist in hands-on labs.

Georgia Broiler Conference

The Georgia Broiler Conference is one of two new conferences that replaced the general "Georgia Poultry Conference" held in previous years. At this event, industry professionals and producers come together to learn and discuss current issues facing the broiler industry specifically. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Fairchild at brianf@uga.edu.

Hatchery/Breeder Workshop

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeanna Wilson at jeannaw@uga.edu.

Deep South Poultry Conference

This conference is held each spring in Tifton, Ga. with the Georgia Poultry Federation. The conference provides educational programming for poultry producers in south Georgia, with an emphasis on broiler and breeder management. The conference regularly attracts around 125 participants from Georgia and Florida. For more information, please contact Dr. Claudia Dunkley at cdunkley@uga.edu.

Georgia International Poultry Short Course

This is four-day course held the week after the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association International Poultry Exposition. The course covers a broad range of topics to those new to the poultry industry and experienced professionals. In addition to formal instruction, demonstrations will be conducted at the UGA research facility in Athens. Participants have the opportunity to interact with experts in many areas. Tuition for the conference includes lunches and basic materials for the course. Other meals, lodging and transportation are not included. Contact Dr. Brian Fairchild (brianf@uga.edu) for more information.

Poultry Winter Ventilation Workshop

This workshop is a joint effort with the UGA College of Engineering, and focuses on new technology and basic cold weather ventilation procedures for poultry house design and operation. It's an annual two-and-a-half day workshiop for industry and university personnel with an interest in broiler house environmental control. Topics focus on optimizing broiler performance during cold weather while minimizing costs. Contact Mike Czarick (mczarick@uga.edu) or Dr. Brian Fairchild (brianf@uga.edu) for more information.

Georgia Layer Conference

The Georgia Layer Conference is the other of the two conferences that once made up the "Georgia Poultry Conference. This event is geared specifically towards education and discussions around the layer industry in our state. For more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Webster at bwebster@uga.edu.

Broiler Welfare Workshop

For more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Webster at bwebster@uga.edu.

Georgia's Regional Poultry Nutritionist's Roundtable

An informal meeting for poultry nutritionist clientele who, collectively, are responsible for the feeding of billions of poultry each year. The half-day program consists of lunch, an invited speaker, followed by an open-format discussion of timely and impactful topics related to poultry nutrition. For more information, please contact Dr. Justin Fowler at jfowler@uga.edu.