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Gearing Up for Washington, D.C. - and Why It's Important to Go By: 06/29/2015 @ 3:27pm

It's been far too long since I've written a post here. And when I did write, it seemed like it was always about avian influenza, which has been in the…

Resilience in the Wake of Bird Flu By: 06/11/2015 @ 7:26pm

This week, I saw a video on a blog I follow that showed a 3-year-old in Brazil "explaining" why he's a vegetarian…

Finding Inspiration from #WomenInAg By: 05/31/2015 @ 7:51pm

I've been in a bit of a writing slump the past several weeks. Sorry about that! I'm not going to lie - with…

Avian Flu is a Challenge for Farmers - But Our Food Supply is Safe! By: 05/11/2015 @ 2:13pm

It's been over two months since the very first Minnesota turkey farm was tested positive for a highly-pathogenic strain of avian influenza (HPAI). Since that time, the normal workload at our office…

Tips to Keep Your Birds Safe from Avian Influenza By: 04/01/2015 @ 5:19pm

The H5N2 strain of avian influenza has been confirmed in domestic flocks of birds in three states, and more cases seem to be popping up as migratory birds are traveling with the warm temperatures. With…

Eggs Reduce Environmental Footprint By: 01/28/2014 @ 2:26pm

Due to increased feed efficiency, advancements in hen housing, and improved manure management, the U.S. poultry industry has increased egg production the past 50 years while…

Join the National Poultry Improvement Plan By: 02/01/2013 @ 4:31pm

To maintain the quality of your birds, join the National Poultry Improvement Plan.The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) began in 1930 to control the disease Pullorum that eliminated entire flocks. The…

Winterizing chicken coops By: 12/20/2012 @ 6:10pm

It's important to protect small flocks from frostbite and hypothermia. There are many ways you can reinforce coops to keep your birds healthy, warm, and dry. Extension Poultry Specialist Jess Lyons at the…

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