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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Planning Our Future: the Poultry Science Association Strategic Plan

Authors
item Hester, P - PURDUE UNIVERSITY
item Alvarado, C - TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
item Bilgili, S - AUBURN UNIVERSITY
item Denton, J - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
item DONOGHUE, ANN
item Giesen, A - NOVUS INTERNATIONAL
item Hargis, Billy - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
item Kessler, J - POULTRY SCIENCE ASSOC.
item Madison, F - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
item Malone, G - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
item Mavorolas, P - INSTIT. FOR CONSERVATION
item Noll, S - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
item Pescatore, A - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
item Ricks, C - EMBREX, INC.
item Robinson, F - UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
item Shirley, R - MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GA
item Sirfri, M - ARCHER-DANIELS-MILAND CO
item Smith, M - UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
item Stonerock, R - AKEY, INC.
item Wilson, J - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Wineland, M - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV
item Beck, M - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
item Saylor, W - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Submitted to: Poultry Science Association
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: October 25, 2005
Publication Date: December 1, 2005
Citation: Hester, P.Y., Alvarado, C.Z., Bilgili, S.F., Denton, J.H., Donoghue, A.M., Giesen, A., Hargis, B., Kessler, J.W., Madison, F.N., Malone, G.W., Mavorolas, P., Noll, S.L., Pescatore, A.J., Ricks, C.A., Robinson, F.E., Shirley, R.B., Sirfri, M., Smith, M.O., Stonerock, R.H., Wilson, J.L., Wineland, M.J., Beck, M.M., Saylor, W.W. 2005. Planning our Future: The Poultry Science Association Strategic Plan. Poultry Science Association. 84:1814-1815.

Technical Abstract: For the last decade, the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Board has been acutely aware of the decline in our membership. These changes are thought to be related to consolidation of industry and the merging of university departments, concomitant with a decrease in the hiring of faculty with poultry expertise, (Beck, 1992; Vizzier-Thaxton et al., 2003). At the same time that the numbers of academic poultry science positions have been declining, the poultry industry has consolidated and experienced phenomenal growth. Increasing consumer demand for poultry products has triggered the poultry industry’s expansion. Our industry, however, is not without challenges, facing such contemporary issues as production efficiency, food safety, emerging diseases, biosecurity, air and water quality, waste management, and animal welfare. While the poultry industry is capable of solving part of these issues in–house with their own expertise, there is also the need for unbiased scientific voices backed by solid science to address these challenges. Such a plan was developed in 2005. Details of the 2006-2010 PSA strategic plan can be found at the PSA web site (http://www.poultryscience.org/Strategic_ Plan_2005.pdf).

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