• 11/02/17- Linhoss and Team Hosts Cochran Fellowship Program Participants
    Mississippi State University (MSU) recently hosted Fellows participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service Cochran Fellowship Program during the month of October 2017. Dr. John Linhoss, an extension associate within the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, led the Cochran Fellowship Program, providing training on Poultry Nutrition and Promotion for seven Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr. Linhoss and his team, consisting of Drs. Tom Tabler and Daniel Chesser, provided the Fellows opportunities to tour local poultry facilities across the state of Mississippi, showing the life cycle of our poultry processing. Such facilities included: broiler farm, processing plant, rendering plant, hatchery, feed mill, layer facility, MSU research broiler houses, broiler breeder farm, and the USDA ARS Poultry Research Unit. Further, Fellows participated in discussions with industry and research experts, including Mr. Mark Legget - President of the Mississippi Poultry Association and Dr. Phil Stayer – Veterinarian with Sanderson Farms. Presentations from the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association and researchers at Auburn University were held in order to provide insight into the poultry industry in a neighboring state and the research collaborations held between our academic institutions.