Switchgrass as Bedding for Small Flocks

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2016: $14,258.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2017
Grant Recipient: Penn State University
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Paul Patterson
Penn State University
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Michael Hulet
Penn State University
Dr. Jude Liu
Penn State University
This presentation was given at the Delaware County 4-H Poultry Club meeting on June 13th, 2017 and was tailored to an audience of 4-H members (aged 8-18) as well as their parents and the club leaders. The presentation goes through who I am and where I come from at first, then moves into characteristics of the bedding types that are studied at Penn State. Finally, it gets into the results of the switchgrass pen trial conducted at Penn State's Poultry Education and Research Center (Project 1), then finally moves into results from the SARE Grant switchgrass project (Project 2). There is also discussion on how switchgrass can be best processed for use in small flock applications such as the flock at the Delaware County 4-H site.
Conference/Presentation Material
Amy Barkley, Penn State University
Target audiences:
Educators; Consumers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.