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Kim Munden receives the Carolyn Blum Memorial Award from Penn State’s Phillip Clauer
May 12, 2017

Kim Munden, Meadville, Crawford County, received the 2017 Carolyn Blum Memorial Pennsylvania Poultry Youth Service Award at the annual Youth Poultry 101 Conference held at Penn State’s University Park Campus on April 29, in recognition of her outstanding leadership to youth poultry programs in Pennsylvania.

Collegiate Poultry Judging Team, from left: Blake Ramsey, Kurtis Miller, Katie Hess, Kevin Brubaker and Phillip Clauer
May 12, 2017

Penn State's Collegiate Poultry Judging Team placed second overall in the 70TH USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest held at Louisiana State University on April 5-7.

March 21, 2017

Penn State avian pathologist Eva Wallner-Pendleton and poultry scientist Gregory Martin discuss recent outbreaks and biosecurity recommendations.

March 11, 2017

Following confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry operation in southcentral Tennessee, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is urging the commonwealth’s poultry producers and backyard poultry enthusiasts to take important steps that can help to protect domestic flocks.

February 24, 2017

Coverage of the Poultry Progress Days/Keystone Pork Expo, where Gregory Martin, poultry science extension educator, and Pa. Department of Agriculture officials discussed avian flu risk.

Representatives from the Penn State Poultry Science Club
February 13, 2017

Club places first for third year in a row; also first in scrapbook competition. Matthew Hackenberg was second in Student of the Year contest.

2.	Pennsylvania 4-H’ers competing in Kentucky: From left: Denise Holliday, Emma Holliday, Emma Roberto, Phillip Clauer, Will Tornambe, Gregory Martin, Matthew Eyre, Matthew DiFilipo, Alyssa Brown, Tyler Poorman, Addison Neff, Sandy Haagen, Amelia Miller a
December 1, 2016

Eleven 4-H’ers represented Pennsylvania in four different contest areas at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on November 17, with the Pennsylvania Poultry Judging Team from Montgomery County taking first place overall.

(L to R) Front Row: Blake Ramsey, Logan Karchner, Matthew Hackenberg, Back Row: Alyssa Kaupas, Phillip Clauer (Coach)
November 14, 2016

Penn State’s Poultry Judging Team placed first in the nation at the 51st National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held November 7-8 at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, making it two years in a row Penn State students have topped the competition.

September 21, 2016

Gregory Martin, poultry science extension educator, says all poultry operations should have a signed biosecurity plan, which will help farmers collect indemnity payments in the event of an avian flu outbreak.

September 20, 2016

In light of a new case of highly pathogenic avian flu in a wild bird in Alaska, Penn State avian pathologist Eva Wallner-Pendleton says it’s important for people to take the ongoing threat seriously and not relax biosecurity.

September 19, 2016

Two years after a deadly form of an avian influenza virus decimated poultry flocks across the United States, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today reminded growers of the importance of maintaining biosecurity practices on their operations.

April 18, 2016

Last year’s outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest yielded plenty of lessons for poultry producers. USDA is incorporating those lessons into its planning for the next time it has to indemnify poultry farm owners following an outbreak. Chrislyn Wood, a veterinarian with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Gregory Martin, a Penn State Extension poultry specialist, discussed how that will affect producers’ flock plans at a recent Penn State Poultry Health Seminar.

Poultry Science Club members accepting their national recognition.
February 9, 2016

For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.

January 22, 2016

A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed this month in the state of Indiana serves as a warning to Pennsylvania poultry producers and small-flock owners that they ignore biosecurity measures at their own risk, according to a poultry specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 22, 2016

East coast poultry growers dodged the virus last year and they’re on high alert again. An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Indiana is the first sign of the bird flu in the United States since June last year.

January 17, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the pathogenicity of eight of the nine H7N8 avian influenza detections announced on Jan. 16. The turkey flocks have been confirmed as low pathogenic avian influenza, with additional testing ongoing for the ninth flock. These Jan. 16 detections were identified as part of surveillance testing in the control area surrounding the initial highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza case in that state, identified on Jan. 15.

January 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of H7 avian influenza in nine flocks in southwestern Indiana. These new cases were identified as part of surveillance testing in the control area surrounding the initial highly pathogenic avian influenza case.

January 15, 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. This is a different strain of HPAI than the strains that caused the 2015 outbreak. There are no known cases of H7N8 infections in humans.

December 18, 2015

Late fall and winter are considered flu season, but not just for humans. Poultry specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences point out that the threat of avian influenza also is heightened at this time of year.

December 3, 2015

Penn State Extension and PDA released a new video outlining the important steps for poultry owners to create a farm plan that will minimize risks and be prepared for emergencies.