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 2024 North Carolina Turkey Industry Days  – October 29-30 


We’re excited to announce we will be offering the 45th North Carolina Turkey Industry Days Conference this November!

This conference provides updated technical information for live production and grow-out managers, turkey supervisors, and other personnel related to turkey production.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. reception)
Thursday, November 2, 2023 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401


Gold Gobbler – $700 (3 complimentary registrations)
Silver Gobbler – $600 (2 complimentary registrations)
Bronze Gobbler – $500 (1complimentary registration)

Please use your complimentary registrations for people within your organization only.

Sponsorship registration will be open July 17, 2023 – October 9, 2023, in order to recognize our sponsors in the printed program and poster.

You can pay by credit card or check.


Scroll down to Registration & Payment and then select Sponsorship. If you will have registrations over the complementary ones for your chosen sponsorship level you will have to do a separate registration(s) and payment for those by using the Single Registration (one) or Group Registration up to 20 registrations).

You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship less the value of registration ($125 each).

Please make your check payable to NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY and mail it with a copy of your registration to:

North Carolina State University
Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science
Campus Box 7608
Raleigh, NC 27695

General registration

General North Carolina Turkey Industry Days registration will open on July 17, 2023. You can pay by credit card or check.

$125 per participant

Please make your check payable to NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY and mail it with a copy of your registration to:

North Carolina State University
Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science
Campus Box 7608
Raleigh, NC 27695


Wednesday, November 1, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

12:30 Registration Lynn Strother, NCSU
1:00 Welcome Jesse Grimes, NCSU
1:10 – 1:30 PDPS Vision Frank Siewerdt, NCSU
1:30 – 2:15 Introduction to Turkey Coccidiosis Hector Cervantes, UGA
2:15 – 3:00 Turkey Science at NCSU Lisa Bielke, NCSU
3:00 – 3:45 Cocci Vaccination Programs for Turkeys Kelli Jones, CEVA
3:45 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:00 Experiences with Turkey CV in Virginia Ashley Mason; Laura Tensa, VA Co-op, Cargill
5:00 – 6:00 Turkey Reovirus and Hepatitis Ben Wileman, Select Genetics
6:00 – 6:15 Garey Fox, CALS NCSU Dean
6:15 – 7:30 Hotel Ballast Reception Area

Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8:00 Registration Lynn Strother, NCSU
8:45 – 9:30 Turkey Audit Corrective Actions Jennifer Woods, J. Woods Livestock Services
9:30 – 10:00 Turkey House Ventilation Sanjay Shah, NCSU
10:00 – 10:30 Break  
10:30 – 11:15 Avian Influenza Updates Rebecca Mansell, NCDA
11:15 – 12:00 Foaming for Turkey Flock De-Population Phil Shivar, Goldsboro Milling Company
Noon Adjourn


We have a block of rooms available at the following location:

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, 301 N Water Street, Wilmington, NC.
Use the following online link for registration Booking Link or call 1-800-HILTONS, reference NC Turkey Days.

Alternative lodging, all within walking distance:

Best Western Plus Coastline

Address503 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Embassy Suites by Hilton Riverfront

Address9 Estell Lee Pl, Wilmington, NC 28401

Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center

Address501 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The deadline to reserve your rooms is October 2, 2023. Do not wait to secure your rooms, they will go quickly.

Please plan to join us in Wilmington, NC for a great educational opportunity and a chance to renew acquaintances.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Dr. Jesse Grimes
Extension Turkey Specialist

For additional information contact

NC State University
NC State Extension
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.2621