Morgan Poultry Center Teaching & Research

Teaching

Teaching activities take place during fall and spring semesters.  Students tour the farm and get an introduction to handling poultry.  Both undergraduate and graduate students can get on-the-job training by volunteering or working as a student employee at the farm.

Teaching activities include subjects such as:
  • Poultry Husbandry
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Research

The farm provides poultry of various species for the support of research conducted by faculty and graduate students.  Some of the studies have included egg quality for human nutrition, egg quality for baking and egg shell quality conducted by Dr. Paul Dawson, Dr. Julie Northcutt and Dr. Michell Parisi.  Dr. Tom Scott is active in conducting research at the farm, as well as Dr. Susan Chapman. 

Research activities range through the following categories:
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Egg quality
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental Housing
  • Litter Studies
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Animal Behavior