Prestage Department of Poultry Science

Prestage Department of Poultry Science


  • 1881 Poultry research begins at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station


  • 1895 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


  • 1912 Poultry curriculum established

    Poultry classes became part of the curriculum in the Department of Animal Industry.


  • 1923 Poultry Department established

    Poultry Department becomes one of six original departments in the School of Agriculture.

  • 1/10/1926 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.


  • 1940 Food Science curriculum established

    Work done in food science is scattered throughout several departments, namely Animal Industry, Horticulture, and Poultry Science.


  • 12/8/1952 Scott Hall opens

    State College celebrates the opening of Scott Hall, the new poultry science building, named for Robert Walter Scott. Construction of Scott Hall cost the college $380,110.97.

  • DefaultScott Hall, North Carolina State College


  • 1962 Department of Poultry Science

    The Poultry Department is renamed the Department of Poultry Science.


  • 1992 Scott Hall Renovated
  • DefaultEntrance to Scott Hall


  • 2012 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.

  • 2012 Dept. 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.