Input Needed on Egg Laying Industry Needs Assessment

December 13, 2018

Dr. Darrin Karcher, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, has put together a national needs assessment to ascertain the education and research needs of the U.S. egg-laying industry.   The results of this research will not only help the extension programs across the county develop much-needed training programs but also will be a resource for UEP.

Each company is faced with unique challenges in today’s business environment.  Land-grant institutions must continue to meet the needs of stakeholders through Extension programming, undergraduate education, and research. Karcher asks the survey be widely distributed to achieve a diverse assessment of the industry needs.

UEP members are requested to complete the survey and also send it to as many employees as possible.  A single individual should not complete the assessment for the entire organization.  Purdue University requires all results to remain anonymous.

The information will be used to provide direction for future engagement with the laying hen industry.  UEP will utilize the results of the study to work with all stakeholders on identified training needs.  The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and will be open until December 15.

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