Webinar Schedule and Participants' Guide
In 2023, this course will be offered live for 6-weeks on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Eastern) from October 31 – December 5. While we encourage live attendance, so you have the opportunity to engage with presenters and ask questions, all webinars are recorded and posted in the online classroom to watch anytime. You will also retain access to all materials indefinitely, and can return to participate in the live webinars in future offerings of the course if you wish. Join us!
To access the webinars during our next live session, you will simply need to click on the webinar join link that is posted in the Weekly Resources section of this course. This link only works on the appointed day and time for the webinar, so while you can try clicking it sooner, it won't open the webinar meeting for you.
You may also join our webinars from a mobile device by installing the official Zoom app from your preferred app store. Then, when it's time for a webinar, simply open your Zoom app and enter the 9-digit meeting ID that will be posted along with the webinar link.
Week 1: Introduction to Poultry Production
This week we will cover the basics of getting started with commercial poultry production: breed selection, incubation, brooding, and housing.
Week 2: Cost of Production and Record Keeping
This week will be an introduction to business of poultry production. Participants will have opportunity to work through establishment of enterprise budget for meat and/or layer production based of potential markets.
Week 3: Poultry Anatomy and Nutrition
This week's topics include the digestive system of poultry, nutritional needs, selection of feeds and balancing rations.
Week 4: Health and Disease
This week will cover the problems and diseases common to poultry, including biosecurity measures and disease prevention, different remedies, mortality and more.
Week 5: Processing, Food Safety and Regulations
This week's topics include navigating regulations, food borne illness and disease, meat and egg quality, on-farm processing, and certification programs.
Week 6: Business planning and Marketing
This week we’ll look at resources to get you started and/or further develop plans for your poultry enterprise.
How to Join Zoom
Review the document below for more detailed instructions on how to use the webinar technology.