Agriculture & Natural Resources

Poultry Growers’ Field Day

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is partnering with the  University of Maryland Extension and the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. to host an on-farm Poultry Growers’ Field Day on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE

The field day will offer practical workshops, beneficial to both beginning and experienced commercial chicken growers, on the following topics:

  • Tunnel ventilation
  • Farm safety
  • Generator and housing maintenance
  • Animal welfare
  • Controller tips
  • Radiant tube heating
  • Water quality and water line sanitation
  • Good neighbor practices and vegetative environmental buffers
  • Biosecurity
  • And more topics still to be announced
Learn the many benefits of planting vegetative buffers

Vendors will also be present, and lunch will be provided. Most workshops and vendors will be located inside a newly constructed poultry house on fresh bedding. The workshop will take place at Rob Hawkins Farm, a new organic chicken farm near Harrington, Delaware. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with sessions to start at 10 a.m. There will be concurrent sessions held each hour on the hour, and the event will end at 3 p.m. Nutrient management credits will be available. View our list of sponsors below!

The last jointly held poultry field day held on Delmarva, in 2014 (view photo album), had more than 300 Maryland and Delaware growers in attendance.

Click here to register for the >>> 2018 Poultry Growers’ Field Day. If you are not able to register online, call Lisa Collins at (302) 856-2585 to register by phone.

The University of Maryland and University of Delaware, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.

Please take the time to visit and thank our sponsors! 

Sunrise Solar
Live Oak Bank
First Financial Bank
Farm Credit
Tri Gas & Oil Co. Inc.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Delaware and Maryland

Purina Animal Nutrition
Delaware Farm Bureau
Hilltop Enterprises
Delmarva Power
Carey Insurance & Financial Services
Marydel Ag Supply
University of Maryland Extension

LVI Litter Processors/Binkley & Hurst
Pennoni Associates Inc.
Greener Solutions & Farm Freezers
Delmarva Powerwash LLC
Avery Hall Insurance Group
Ziggity Systems Inc.
Delmarva Farmer
Delaware Electric Coop

PNC Bank
UD Extension/USDA Crop Insurance Education Partnership
USDA FSA-Maryland
Hydro Myst Power Washing
JTK Poultry Enterprises, LLC
Hoober, Inc.
Farmers and Planters Ag, LLC
Northeast Agri Systems, Inc.
Taylor & Messick, Inc.
Energize Delaware Farm Program