By JOHN HART
Farm Press Editorial Staff
Poultry is the largest sector of Georgia griculture, yearly adding $25.5 mil- lion to the state’s economy — and
there’s no better place than Sunbelt Expo to
learn the latest on raising healthy flocks.
In Alabama, the poultry industry boosts
the economy by $10 billion annually and is
the leading revenue segment in the state’s
agriculture, with one-third of the counties
involved in the poultry industry.
Both Auburn University and the University of Georgia have worldwide reputations
as leaders in poultry research and education,
and both schools are well represented at this
Dr. Claudia Dunkley, Extension poultry
scientist with the University of Georgia at Tifton, has lined up top flight speakers for the
poultry seminars, with 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
sessions set for all three days of the show.
Tuesday at 10 a.m., Dr. Doug Anderson,
veterinary director with the Georgia Poultry
Laboratory Network at Tifton, will speak on
“Keeping Your Backyard Flock Healthy.” At 2
p.m., Dr. Justin Fowler, assistant professor of
poultry science, University of Georgia, will
speak on “Nutrition for Your Small Flock.”
Wednesday at 10 a.m., Dr. Dunkley will
speak on “Backyard Biosecurity,” and at 2
p.m., Dr. Ken Macklin, Extension specialist
and poultry science professor at Auburn Uni-
versity, will speak on “Food Safety in Poultry
Thursday at 10 a.m., Dr. Joe Hess, Exten-
sion specialist and professor of poultry sci-
ence at Auburn, will speak on “Maintaining
Paw Quality,” and at 2 p.m., Dr. Anderson will
discuss “Recognizing Diseases in Your Flock.”
As poultry consumption increases glob-
ally, the Sunbelt Ag Expo has become an im-
portant venue for helping the industry find
ways to meet growing demand. The U.N.
Food and Agriculture Organization notes
that between 2000 to 2015, the amount of
poultry consumed globally has increased by
30 percent with continued growth expected.
The Poultry Education Building is located
at Section E- 6 on the show grounds.
experts to speak
Join us on Wednesday, October 19
for games and prizes during our
Ag Appreciation Day!
The FVSU building is located at B- 5
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