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NC State Extension

NC Broiler Supervisors’ Short Course

April 1, 2020
Union County Agricultural Center


Developing Leadership for the Global Marketplace

This course provides updated technical information for live production and grow-out managers, broiler flock supervisors and other personnel involved in broiler chicken production.


Union County Agricultural Center in Monroe, NC.

Fees and Registration

Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, lunch, snacks and door prizes.

Per person $50

Advanced registration is requested to assist planning for the group.

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Cancellation Notice

If your plans change, you can cancel your registration. Please note the cancellation fees.

NC State cancels program No fee — full reimbursement
Participant cancels 4 or more business days in advance* $25 fee
Participant cancels within 3 business days of workshop* Full fee — no reimbursement
Participant does not attend workshop Full fee — no reimbursement

*If a participant needs to cancel, a written notice (fax is acceptable) is required.

Substitutions for participants who cannot attend will be accepted in most cases.

2020 Program

The 2020 program will be posted soon. Please see the 2019 program, below:

8:10 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Opening Remarks — Dr. Jesse Grimes, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University
8:40 – 9:20 a.m. Effects of Fan Placement and Light Control Devices on Environmental Management in Broiler Houses — Dr. Joseph Purswell, USDA, MS
9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Update on Nutrient Management Plans — Richard Goforth, NC State Extension
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Coffee break
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. NC State Broiler Research Update — Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University
10:50 – 11:30 a.m. Meat Quality: A Breeding Company’s Perspective — Dr. Mark Cooper, Cobb-Vandress
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. NC State Poultry Health Program Update — Dr. Rocio Crespo, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University
Noon – 12:50 p.m. Lunch
12:50 – 1:00 p.m. Broiler Service Persons Awards — Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science & NC Poultry Federation
1:0 – 1:40 p.m. Recent Advances in LED Lighting for Poultry — Dr. Eric Benson, University of Delaware
1:40 – 2:20 p.m. Cool Cell Pad Maintenance — Isaac Singletary, Munters
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Alternative Sources Heating: Wood Pellet Heating for Broilers — Melissa Patton, Carolina Land and Lakes RC&D

Solar Wall Heating — Dr. Jesse Grimes, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University
2:40 – 2:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks
2:45 – 7:30 p.m. 12th Annual Union County Poultry Equipment Show

For additional information contact

Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
229 Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5391
Fax: +1 919.515.7070

Additional Extension Events

International Course on Poultry Health

Poultry Decision Maker’s Workshop Series