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Virtual Stakeholder Listening Session: Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) seeks input to establish a new Laying Hen and Turkey Research competitive grant program. 7 USC Section 5925 of the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill provided $1,000,000 to NIFA for research and technology transfer in Laying Hen and Turkey production. NIFA plans to implement this program by supporting one or more integrated, collaborative research and technology transfer projects for improving the efficiency and sustainability of laying hen and turkey production.

As a stakeholder, customer or partner, you are invited to contribute your expert opinion on how federal investments can best address current needs and challenges facing laying hen and turkey production. Ultimately, this information will guide development of a Request for Applications.

Input may be submitted by:

  • Participating in a virtual stakeholder listening session on February 14, from noon – 2 p.m. Eastern. Each participant may speak for up to 3 minutes. Please register in advance to attend this virtual listening session.
  • Submitting written comments (2-page limit) to: by February 24. Please plan to provide input to guide development of the new NIFA Laying Hen and Turkey Research Competitive Grant Program as described above. Questions may be directed to

Register in Advance to Attend this Virtual Listening Session

NIFA is committed to ensuring that its programs and services are accessible to all individuals, including individuals with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this listening session, please contact Kathe Bjork, National Program Leader, Animal Health, at or 816-591-7415 no later than 10 days prior to the event. NIFA Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to limited English proficient individuals upon request. If you need interpretation or translation services, please visit NIFA Language Access Services or contact Lois Tuttle, Equal Opportunity Specialist, at or 443-386-9488 no later than 10 days prior to the event.

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