Poultry is focus of January Friends of Ag Breakfast in Harrington

January 3, 2013 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council, will speak at a Friends of Ag Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 18, beginning at 7:15 a.m. This special Friends of Ag Breakfast is being held in conjunction with Delaware Ag Week, which runs Jan. 14-18.

The breakfast will take place at the Harrington Fire Company, located near the Delaware State Fairgrounds, where most Ag Week activities will be held.

In his talk, Brown will address economic issues impacting the poultry industry from a national and global perspective.

Following his presentation, Michelle Rodgers, associate dean and director of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, and Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee will provide updates on what UD Extension and the state Department of Agriculture are doing to support Delaware’s poultry industry.

Ag Week is presented annually by UD Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The Friends of Ag Breakfast is held three times throughout the year and is sponsored by UD Cooperative Extension.

Ag Week, now in its eighth year, draws farmers, agriculture industry professionals, Cooperative Extension specialists, research scientists and others together to exchange information and ideas.

This year, presentations will be made on watermelon research, best management practices for equine operations, woodland management, using social media, climate change and its potential impact on Delaware crops, high tunnel research, and much more.

The Friends of Ag Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. and costs $20. Advance registration is preferred. To register, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504. For more information about Ag Week programs, see the website or call Karen Adams at 856-7303, ext. 540.

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