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October 16, 2009   Email to Friend 

AP&EA GROWER SEMINARS SET OCT. 26-27
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
October 16, 2009

A series of four grower seminars will be held Oct. 26-27 at various locations across the state, the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association has announced.

Seminars will be Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m., at the Cullman Civic Center in Cullman, and 6 p.m. at the Snead State cafeteria in Boaz. On Oct. 27, the seminars will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Harbin Ag Center in Luverne, and at 6 p.m. at the Coffee County Farm Center in New Brockton.

Each session will feature updates on the animal rights movement, Alabama's avian influenza monitoring program and Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation issues.

In addition, Dr. Kenneth Macklin of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and assistant professor of poultry science at Auburn University, will speak on cold weather diseases and how to prevent them. Dr. Joe Hess, Extension specialist and professor in Auburn's poultry science department, will look at how ammonia affects broiler health and performance.

The seminars are sponsored by First South Farm Credit and Jones-Hamilton Co.


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