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NC State Extension

North Carolina Turkey Industry Days

October 2 and 3, 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina

Registration is NOW OPEN. Please contact Lynn Strother with any questions.


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


Wednesday, October 2

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lynn Strother, NC State
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome – Jesse Grimes, NC State
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Managing Fertility Late in the Breeder Season – John Sharp, Aviagen
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Optimizing Egg Production:  What You Need To Know – Dennis Bauman, Hybrid Turkeys
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. The Power of Solar in the Poultry Industry – Jeff Austin, LuminaSun, Inc.
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Cochlosoma in Turkeys – Elle Chadwick, NC State
11:45 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Blackhead in Turkeys – Ben Dehaeck, Huvepharma
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Coccidiosis in Turkeys – Greg Mathis, Southern Poultry Res.
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Turkey Welfare – Prafulla Regmi, NC State
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Effect of Feed Form on Turkey Performance – Marcus Kenny, Aviagen
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception and Social – Embassy Suites Reception Area

Thursday, October 3

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lynn Strother, NC State
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Biosecurity for Poultry Farms – Joel Cline, Wayne Farms
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Landscaping for Poultry Farms – Jim Passwaters, DPI
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Turkey Litter to Value-added Products:  Technical and Economic Prospects – Mahmoud Sharara, NC State
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Salmonella in Turkeys – Tim Johnson, University of Minnesota
Noon Adjourn


Rooms will go fast – please let us know if you have difficulty booking a room.

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront.

The group name is NC Turkey Days. Rooms will be released September 1.

Alternative Hotel

A room block is also available is the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn.
The group name is NCSU Dept Poultry Science.
Rooms will be released September 1.

Fees and Registration


The course fee includes lunch and evening reception/social on October 3.

The course fee does not include transportation to Wilmington.

Registration Fee
Per participant $85

Registration — NOW OPEN

Registration can be done individually or for groups using the button below.

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For additional information contact

Lynn Strother
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.2621