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 Registration will open JULY 9, 2024


We’re excited to announce we will be offering the 46th North Carolina Turkey Industry Days Conference this October!

This conference provides updated technical information for live production and grow-out managers, turkey supervisors, and other personnel related to turkey production.

Tuesday, October 29, 2024 (1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 29, 2024 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. reception)
Wednesday, October 30, 2024 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401


Gold Gobbler – $700 (3 complimentary registrations)
Silver Gobbler – $600 (2 complimentary registrations)
Bronze Gobbler – $500 (1complimentary registration)

Please use your complimentary registrations for people within your organization only.

Sponsorship registration will be open July 9, 2024 – September 30, 2024, in order to recognize our sponsors in the printed program and poster.

You can pay by credit card or check.


Scroll down to Registration & Payment and then select Sponsorship. If you have registrations over the complementary ones for your chosen sponsorship level you will have to do a separate registration(s) and payment for those by using the Single Registration (one) or Group Registration up to 20 registrations).

You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship less the value of registration ($125 each).

Please make your check payable to NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY and mail it with a copy of your registration to:

North Carolina State University
Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science
Campus Box 7608
Raleigh, NC 27695

General registration

General North Carolina Turkey Industry Days registration will open on July 9, 2024. You can pay by credit card or check.

$125 per participant

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Please make your check payable to NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY and mail it with a copy of your registration to:

North Carolina State University
Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science
Campus Box 7608
Raleigh, NC 27695


Tuesday, October 29, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

12:30 Registration Lynn Strother, NCSU
1:00 Welcome Jesse Grimes, NCSU
1:15 – 2:00 Avian Metapneumovirus in Turkeys Steven Clark, Huvepharma
2:00 – 2:45 Rapid Access to On-farm Biosecurity Expedites Responses to Disease Challenges Gustavo Machado, NCSU CVM
2:45 – 3:30 Use of Aspirin in Turkeys Aaliyah Gore, NCSU CVM
3:30 –4:00 Break
4:00 – 4:45 Coccidiosis Control in Turkeys Greg Mathis, Southern Poultry Feed & Research
4:45 – 5:15 E. gallopovonis Cycling in Turkey Barns Lisa Bielke, NCSU
5:15 – 6:00 Chromium for Turkeys Jerry Spears, NCSU
6:00 – 7:30 Reception Hotel Ballast Reception Area

Wednesday, October 30, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8:00 Registration Lynn Strother, NCSU
8:30 – 9:00 NCDA Updates Rebecca Mansell, NCDA
9:00 – 9:45 Turkey Live Haul Training Tool Allison Pullin, NCSU
9:45 – 10:15  Break
10:15 – 10:45 Ventilation: Affecting Turkey Health Rocio Crespo, NCSU CVM
10:45 – 11:30 Ventilation: From Natural to Tunnel Sanjay Shah, NCSU
11:30 – 12:00 Ventilation: Maintenance Matters! Austin Baker, Hog Slat, Inc.
12:00 noon Adjourn


We have a block of rooms available at the following location:

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, 301 N Water Street, Wilmington, NC.
Use the following online link for registration Booking Link or call 1-800-HILTONS, reference NC Turkey Days.

Alternative lodging, all within walking distance:

Best Western Plus Coastline

Address503 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Embassy Suites by Hilton Riverfront

Address9 Estell Lee Pl, Wilmington, NC 28401

Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center

Address501 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The deadline to reserve your rooms is September 20, 2024.   Do not wait to secure your rooms, they will go quickly.

Please plan to join us in Wilmington, NC for a great educational opportunity and a chance to renew acquaintances.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Dr. Jesse Grimes
Extension Turkey Specialist

For additional information contact

NC State University
NC State Extension
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.247-6712