2021 Poultry Processing Demo

— Written By and last updated by Rhea Hebert

Orange over a broiler chicken with white text 2021 Coastal Plains Chicken Project April 27 & 28 and the N.C. Cooperative Extension logo

The 2021 Coastal Plains Chicken Project is coming!

The project combines a youth chicken show and a processing demonstration. Read more about the project.

Join us for the 2021 Poultry Processing Demonstration, part of the “Home Flock Series.”


This is a free event – register for online (no live demonstration) or in-person participation.

Register for the 2021 Poultry Processing Demonstration online via Eventbrite.


Register to participate virtually via Zoom or at the Kinston, N.C. location

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lenoir County Center
1791 North Carolina 11
Kinston, NC 28504


  • Christina Sigmon, NC State University Prestage Department of Poultry Science: How To Process Poultry On-Site
  • Melanie Pollard, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Meat and Poultry Inspection Division: North Carolina Poultry Exempt Processing Update – What You Need To Know To Sell Your Birds Legally
  • Break to visit kitchen area to see indoor part of processing
  • Lee Menius, NC Choices
  • Head outside to view/practice processing poultry


The meat harvested during this event is donated to local food banks!

A boxed lunch will be provided if you register (in-person class only).

If you are not comfortable participating, you are welcome to watch, or just stay for the classroom portion of the day.

**A link will be sent prior to the event for the online participants.