Wallace to Hosts First-Ever Poultry Science ExpoMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 26 2018 1:48 PM
Dothan, Ala. – The first-ever Poultry Science Expo will be held on the Wallace Campus in Dothan on Friday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. in Cherry Hall. Over 100 pre-registered students will attend. This is a free event made possible by the USPOULTRY Foundation and given in part by Wayne Farms.
The event will grow student interest in poultry science.
To encourage students to enter the poultry industry, WCCD and Auburn University collaborate in a 2+2 option, where students attend WCCD their freshman and sophomore years and transfer to Auburn’s Poultry Science School for their junior and senior years. While at Wallace, students take all of their basic transfer classes, including a poultry production class, before transferring to Auburn.
A Poultry Science degree can lead to careers in poultry and food science, research, or preparation for veterinary, dental, medical, or pharmacy school.
Poultry is big business in Alabama, and the career possibilities are wide-ranging. According to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the poultry industry has a $9,719,158,400 economic impact on Alabama’s economy, accounting for over 44,000 jobs statewide.