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The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host three egg grading workshops in Kansas this June, to train the state’s poultry producers in egg grading and share other important poultry care information. Grading eggs provides additional market opportunities for poultry farmers. The workshops will take place in Hays, Lawrence and Wichita, but are available to all Kansas egg producers at no charge.

Producers can choose from among three egg grading workshops:

Ellis County extension office, meeting room
601 Main St., Hays
Tuesday, June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Douglas County extension office, Deal Six Room
2110 Harper St., Lawrence
Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sedgwick County extension office, Sunflower Room
7001 W. 21st St. N., Wichita
Tuesday, June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All workshops are free of charge.

Please send your registration to events@kda.ks.gov.
Please include the following information:

Full name
Phone number
E-mail address
Location you plan to attend (Hays, Lawrence or Wichita)

Workshop Details
Workshops will provide training on egg grading and other important information for poultry producers. Dr. Scott Beyer, associate professor in the K-State department of animal sciences and industry, will offer training on proper egg grading and poultry disease screening for maintaining healthy flocks. Adam Inman, assistant program manager for food safety and lodging at KDA, will review Kansas rules and regulations for grading and selling eggs in Kansas.

For more information about the egg grading workshops, contact KDA at Julie.Roller@kda.ks.gov.

How Is This Funded?
The workshops are funded through the Federal State Marketing Improvement Program Grant which the KDA received from U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant award totals nearly $25,000 and in addition to the egg grading workshops will make available for poultry producers an egg grading resource manual, egg-cell gauges, and an egg candling unit cost-share program. The FSMIP grant provides matching funds to state departments of agriculture, state agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate state agencies to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system.