University of Maryland Extension

Commercial Poultry Production

 (Photo by J. Moyle)

Our goal is to help Maryland’s poultry industry and growers with general practical knowledge about poultry production practices in order to continue to develop, maintain, and operate economically viable and environmentally responsible poultry operations in the state. 

Join us:

CAFO Notice of Intent (NOI) Assistance Workshops     

We will be available to help poultry growers fill out their Notice of Intent to renew their CAFO permit at two workshops.

First:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9am to 2pm

Where:  Queen Anne's County Extension Office, 505 Railroad Ave., Centreville, MD 21617


Second:  Friday, August 21, 2020, 9am to 2pm

Where:  Lower Eastern Shore Research & Education Center (LESREC), 27664 Nanticoke Road, Salisbury, MD 21801

Bring your NOI and have as much filled out as you can prior to arriving.  Also, please have your CNMP and Nutrient Management Plan.

Due to COVID-19, we will be outside, face masks must be warn, and social distancing rules must be observed.  We will have tables set up outside the office to help you complete your form.  

In addition, we request that participants wait in their vehicle until there is a space available for them at one of the tables.

The deadline to submit an NOI for coverage under the New CAFO Permit is September 6, 2020

Contact:  Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist,, 443-754-0539

              Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator,, 410-310-0103

              Maegan Perdue, Associate Agriculture Agent,, 443-523-4389


Grower Lunch Break with Extension

Please join your favorite Extension Agents, Jon, Georgie, Jennifer, and Jenny, on Wednesdays to get together for a lunch break chat.  
NEW FORMAT for Grower Lunch Breaks:  1st and 3rd Wednesdays at noon
1st Wednesdays will be hosted/sponsored, specific topic-driven with discussion.
3rd Wednesdays will be general topic to open discussion on concerns, questions, or what is working well with growers. 
If you have a topic you would like to see presented, please let us know  We are here to help!

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 PM  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Topic: Poultry House Generators  with  Tim Norman of Barnes Electric


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Notes from the past weeks (click on each to open):

All Grower Lunch Break Notes can be found at:








Tips for Chicken Farmers to Get Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

MDE Poultry Growers:  Working with MDE During Catastrophic Poultry Mortalities

Your University of Maryland Extension Specialits, Agents, Educators are available for questions, information, and resoucres:

Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist,, 443-754-0539

Jenny Rhodes, Principal Agent,, 410-310-0103

Maegan Perdue, Agent Associate,, 410-632-1972

Paul Goeringer, Senior Ag Law Specialist,

Cheryl D. Bush, MS, RDN, LDN,, 410-490-6625

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