Poultry Department History
Three buildings are completed at the Charles C. Miller Junior Poultry Research and Education Center in North Auburn.
Ground breaking for new farm facilities in North Auburn is scheduled.
The Board of Trustees approves Food Science as stand-alone degree.
The planning and approval process for the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research & Education Center in North Auburn begins.
Auburn University’s Poultry & Animal Nutrition Center (feed mill) opens in North Auburn.
Food Science program is integrated into the department.
The new Poultry Science Building opens on Lem Morrison.
Auburn Peak of Excellence program, Poultry Products Safety and Quality, is established.
Poultry Research Farm Unit is built near South College Street.
Mortality composting methods are refined by J.P. Blake.
The Department of Poultry Science develops Infectious Bursal Disease and Fowl Pox vaccines.
“Poultry Husbandry” officially changes its name to “Department of Poultry Science.” The first Poultry Science PhD degree is given. Fowl Cholera control is developed by E.C. Mora.
S.A. Edgar develops the coccidia vaccine.
First-ever M.S. degrees in poultry science are awarded.
Poultry Husbandry returns to separate department status.
The department is re-incorporated into the Animal Husbandry Department. The “Auburn Strain” of single comb white leghorns is developed.
Poultry Husbandry is established as a separate department, G.A. Trollope is named head.
Under the leadership of John Ivey, the poultry program becomes part of the Animal Industry Department.
The program’s first extension poultry specialist, Gladys Tappon, is hired.
The poultry husbandry courses are moved into Home Economics, as tending chickens usually fell to women in the family.
The first-ever course in poultry husbandry was taught in the Animal Industry Department.
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Auburn Univ, AL 36849