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Submitted to: Poultry Science Association
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/25/2005
Publication Date: 12/1/2005
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).