MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022 - TOUR AGENDAS
Registration at the Raleigh Convention Center starts at 7:00 AM ET. All buses will load at 7:15 AM and return around 5:00 PM.
Please note that open-toe shoes are not allowed during the tours.
TOUR 1 - NORTH CAROLINA POULTRY TRACK
The Poultry tour will visit several areas highlighting the North Carolina poultry industry. This includes visiting a hatchery, poultry processing plant, broiler farm and stops at the North Carolina Zoo and a North Carolina orchard farm.
NOTICE: The following must be met to attend this tour:
The attendee must not have contact with poultry for 72-hours prior to the start of the tour. The attendee must wear closed toe shoes, no slip soles, and may be asked to wear disposable boot covers at some locations.
TOUR 2 - NORTH CAROLINA SWINE TRACK
The Swine tour will visit several areas highlighting the North Carolina swine industry including a hog production area (which includes several farms), a presentation of a processing plant by industry personnel, feral swine trap demonstration, and a stop at a North Carolina blueberry farm.
NOTE: The following must be met to attend this tour:
U.S. residents - Must not have entered a swine facility for two (2) nights to take this tour.
International residents - Must not have entered a swine facility for seven (7) nights to take this tour.
TOUR 3 - NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, AND FOOD ANIMAL PRODUCTION RESEARCH TRACK
This tour will visit areas that focus on response to animal agricultural emergencies and sciences. The by tour begins at the North Carolina State University’s Poultry and Swine Production Center, visits the newly constructed North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a stopover the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Emergency Program's equipment storage, and finishes at the Howling Cow Dairy and Education Center.