Students in poultry science can participate in the Introduction to Poultry Science (ANSC 4099). The course covers topics on commercial and organic poultry production, basic management principles, breeding and reproduction, and poultry meat and egg processing. Opportunities also exist on campus to work in research laboratories and learn care of poultry flocks.
Membership in the Gopher Poultry Science Club is another way students can learn more about poultry, husbandry and the commercial industry. For more informationm, please visit the Gopher Poultry Science Club.
For students with a career goal in poultry science, a multi-university program funded through the Midwest Poultry Consortium offers a summer program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with six courses covering avian physiology, breeder and hatchery management, meat and egg processing, poultry health, nutrition, and enterprise management. Credits are transferable to the University of Minnesota. More information is available at the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence website.