Welcome to the Poultry Science Department

We're glad to have you visiting our department website. Here you can find information about our Graduate and Undergraduate programs, Research areas and Extension Projects, and contact information for our department. Our website is currently being refurbished, so please allow for some delay in information. If you are looking for information that you can not find or access here, please e-mail our Communications Specialist, Ashley Wiskirchen.

Visit us at Ag Roundup September 27th!

The College of Agriculture Presents Ag Round up! From the eagle’s flight before kickoff to the celebration at Toomer’s Corner following a Tigers victory, Auburn faithful love the rich traditions that make football Saturdays memorable. Among College of Agriculture alumni and friends, one of the most enjoyable experiences each fall is Ag Roundup and the Taste of Alabama Agriculture. Be sure to stop by our booth for some delicious chicken and facts about the poultry industry in Alabama.

For more information, visit the College of Agriculture's website: Ag Roundup 2014.

Great to see you at our 15th Annual Alumni, Friends, & Recruiting BBQ!

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We enjoyed hosting Alumni, faculty, prospective students, and our friends in the industry for a BBQ tailgate as the Tigers defeated San Jose State! Thank you to all who attended and helped make our tailgate a memorable and fun one. Want to see pictures from the day? Check out our Facebook page, just search for Poultry Science Department - Auburn University!

Why Adam Chose Poultry Science

Adam Batchelor Poultry Science

Ever wonder how incoming freshman find their desire to join the Poultry Science department and earn a Bachelor of Poultry Science? Check out our feature on Adam Batchelor, incoming freshman for Fall 2014, on why he's choosing to pursue a degree and career in poultry science. Visit the Student Spotlight section of our student page for more!

Work Hard, And Play Hard

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Here in Poultry Science, our work just compliments our lifestyle. Jason Shell is a hard working Poultry Science graduate, currently serving as Keystone Food's U.S. Proteins Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. Dedication to his job, however, doesn't inhibit this fun-loving alumni from embracing his interests. Though serving in a high-responsibility position for Keystone, Jason is just one of many in his field to carry out work that touches billions of lives, while remaining just one-of-the-guys. Check out our Alumni Spotlight page to learn more about Jason's experiences here at Auburn and out in the real world.

Virtual Chicken Video: Learn About Egg Development Courtesy of the AUFSI

Virtual Chicken Female Reproductive Egg Formation

Our website is now hosting copy of the AUFSI's "Virtual Chicken" video on the female reproductive system. Learn how eggs are formed and produced with easy to follow 3-D modeling. Feel free to share this video with classes and colleagues. The AUFSI has accompnaying PDFs and more information on the AUFSI Website. You can see the Virtual Chicken video on our "Poultry Workshops Page".

Students Study Abroad in Italy, Experiencing the Industry in Europe and So Much More!

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Keep up with their travels on our Facebook Page or on the Student Page of our website!

Excellent Staff Members Acknowledged for Their Time in Our Department

Outstanding Faculty Members 2014

Congratulations to the five Poultry Science Department staff members who were recognized this week for their dedication to the department! These five employeeswere honored by the University for their 5, 10, and 30 years service and dedication to the department. Read more about these employees on our Faculty & Staff Page.

Graduate Research on Health and Nutrition Calls for Innovation and Teamwork

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Innovative research into nutrition and management factors that may affect white-striping and wooden breast is now being carried out through collaborative efforts our department. Dr. William Dozier, Dr. Sarge Bilgili, and Ph.D. student Kate Meloche are forging a new path through the use of rearing pens that allow for a more controlled and accurate account of the nutrients each bird receives daily. These pens were built from start to finish at our Unviersity farm, by the Farm Staff. Their cooperative effort to build and maintain these pens and the house have made Kate's research possible. Read more on our Health & Nutrition Research Page!

Poultry Science Alumni Honored at Outstanding Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

Last week the Dean's Office in the College of Agriculture held an Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner. Two noteworthy Poultry Science Gradautes, Ray Hilburn and Randall Ennis, were honored there with awards. You can read more about this story on our Alumni News & Events Page.

Alabama Poultry & Egg Association Presdient, Randall Ennis, Speaks to Poultry Science Club

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Monday night, the Poultry Science Club hosted Randall Ennis, the President of the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, to speak about "Change". His presentation was a fascinating mixture of professional development and encouragement for students in the department. With full belief in the technological revolution the industry has opportunity for, employment rates of well trained graduates, and enthusiasm in the mastery of working as a team, at one point in his presentation Ennis ensured his student-audience, "If you aren't a C.E.O. in twenty years, it's because you didn't want it." Club members appreciated the presentation, and were able to spend time talking with Ennis after he spoke.

Abridged Graduate Student Handbook Now Available Online

Graduate Student Handbook

We want our application specifications, departmental requirements, and timelines to be clear for those seeking a MAg, MS, or PhD from our department. Our faculty have been working on condensing some important guidelines for Graduate students and potential Graduate students to include on our website. Visit the Graduate Student Handbook online, to get information on application timeline, test score requirements, and more! We've also updated other graduate student pages including: Admisison Requirements and Assistantship Policies.

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Last Updated: September 12, 2014

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