Tour of the Poultry Industry

April 19, 2019
7:30 am -5:00 pm Leaving from Townsend Hall

This is an opportunity to learn about the poultry industry and how broilers (chickens) are raised for meat. The tour will visit:

  • Perdue Farms hatchery (hatching over one million chicks per week)
  • Organic Broiler Farm (chance to visit the birds in a broiler house)
  • Perdue processing plant (learn about food safety) with new controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) system

You will also have the chance to have lunch with Perdue Human Resource personnel and recent UD alumni working at Perdue to learn about internships, full time positions and their scholarship program.

The vans or bus will leave the Townsend Hall parking lot at 7:30 am and will return around 5:00 pm. To sign up for this tour or if you have questions, please contact Prof. Alphin at 302-831-0825 or ralphin@udel.edu 

One Health Seminar

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole. The growing concern associated with antimicrobial resistance is that it threatens human and animal health. This seminar will highlight what we know and what we can do to work together using a One Health approach to this critical global health threat.

Panelists: Michael Bazaco and Sara Bazaco, Adjunct Faculty at University of Maryland specializing in infectious disease epidemiology

Date: Mar. 21
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: STAR Health Sciences Complex, Atrium
Register to attend.