Successful poultry production requires specific attention to feed, reproduction, health, breed selection, odor control, marketing, flock size and many other considerations. UVM Extension is part of the larger national cooperative extension system and is able to connect you to a broad variety of poultry production resources.
The lack of understanding of, and preparedness for, natural, accidental, and intentional disasters — including bio-security issues related to human and animal health and safety, creates environmental, economic, social and health risks for people, animals, communities and businesses in Vermont.
There is a growing need for disaster mitigation, as experts predict that the United States will continue to experience an increase in the severity, and perhaps number of, critical incidents. Extension agents play a significant role in enabling families, communities and business to sustain themselves through these catastrophic events its science-based communication, education, facilitation and information role in enabling communities and businesses to respond to critical incidents in dispersal of science-based information and facilitating holistic preparation and planning efforts.
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Bird flu (avian influenza)
- Bird Flu: A Vermont Perspective for Backyard Flocks [Extension partner site]
- Backyard Poultry Health
- USDA website Biosecurity for Birds: Information You Can Use
- Bird Flu and Human Health: Risks to people, preparing for, etc. [Extension partner site]
- Helpful contacts [Extension partner site]
Poultry education topics
Last modified May 05 2011 11:21 AM