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highly pathogenic H5N2 has now been officially detected in a wild bird from Colleton County, South Carolina. Please Make sure to tighten your biosecurity.

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  • January 10-27, 2022 - Delaware Ag 'Week and Month' will offer live and virtual sessions throughout the month

  • February 2, 2022 - Grower Lunch Break with Extension - Maryland Dept. of the Environment - AFO, Recordkeeping, CAFO

  • February 4, 2022 - New, Existing, and Potential Grower Workshop - Poultry Farm Management (Postponed)

Grower Lunch Break Flier


  • Commercial Poultry Production

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

    Maryland Poultry Farm
  • Upcoming Poultry Events

    Join us!

    o Jan 10-27 - Delaware Ag Week and Month
    o Feb 2 - Grower Lunch Break - MDE

  • Small Flock/Backyard Poultry

    Interested in owning a small flock?
    Do you already have a small flock?
    Raising a backyard flock can be very rewarding for the entire family. Poultry is usually classified into three categories: 1) egg layers, 2) meat-type, and 3) dual purpose. 

  • Poultry Publications

    Commercial Poultry
    Backyard/Small Flock Poultry
    Grower Lunch Break Notes
    Poultry Health

  • Videos

    Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza Through Science-based Education of:
    'Commercial Poultry Farmers', 'Technical Personnel' and 'Backyard Poultry Producers' with subtitles in 5 languages

    Poultry Farm in Easton, Md.
  • Meet Our Educators

    Extension Specialists and County Educators are available to help answer questions and give advice in care and management of your flock.

    Poultry Meet Our Educators
Need Help?

Contact:     Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, jmoyle@umd.edu, 443-754-0539          

                       Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, jrhodes@umd.edu, 410-310-0103

                       Mostafa Ghanem, mghanem@umd.edu

                       Maegan Perdue, Assoc. Ag Agent, mperdue@umd.edu, 443-523-4389