Prestage Department of Poultry Science
- 1881 Poultry research begins at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station
Poultry Division added
Poultry Division added to the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station
- 1897 North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station moves to the A&M campus
- 1900 First poultry courses
Poultry curriculum established
Poultry classes became part of the curriculum in the Department of Animal Industry.
Poultry Department established
Poultry Department becomes one of six original departments in the School of Agriculture.
Poultry Judging Team competition
The State College Poultry Judging Team competes for the tenth consecutive year at the National Inter-Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Food Science curriculum established
Work done in food science is scattered throughout several departments, namely Animal Industry, Horticulture, and Poultry Science.
Department of Poultry Science
The Poultry Department is renamed the Department of Poultry Science.
Poultry Science department renamed
The department becomes the Prestage Department of Poultry Science after receiving a $10 million gift to honor Bill and Marsha Prestage, owners of the Prestage Farms poultry and pork production company.
Department of Poultry Science History
Gerald B. Havenstein.wrote the History of the Department of Poultry Science and Other Poultry Related Programs at North Carolina State University, 1881-2010. A print edition exists in the library.