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20235130040912

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Organic poultry farming is an increasingly popular and sustainable method of poultry production that prioritizes animal welfare, environmental protection, and product quality. Despite its potential benefits and rapid growth, organic poultry farming faces several challenges, including disease management, feed availability, efficiency, food safety, and marketing.

This multi-regional, multi-institutional, and multidisciplinary proposal aims to develop evidence-based recommendations for improving organic poultry farming practices, focusing on four broad research areas namely (1) microbial safety, (2) gut health and production efficiency, (3) product quality, and (4) consumer perception including cost.

Project results will be disseminated to scientific groups, the community, organic poultry producers, and stakeholders through conferences, workshops, social media, and webinars. Moreover, instructional material and an online certificate program will be developed to train the next generation of the workforce in organic poultry production and share the findings of the project after the life of the grant.

The program staff consists of a combination of young, mid-career, and senior scientists with expertise in poultry production, poultry microbiology, poultry nutrition, poultry economics, poultry processing, product quality, turkey production, food safety, and extension. Taken together, the integrated research, extension, and education activities will improve the sustainability and viability of organic poultry production to meet the food security challenges in the USA and globally.
Place of Performance
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut 06269 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
University Of Connecticut was awarded Enhancing Organic Poultry Farming: Research Recommendations Training Project Grant 20235130040912 worth $3,340,000 from the Institute of Food Production and Sustainability in September 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Storrs Mansfield Connecticut United States. The grant has a duration of 4 years and was awarded through assistance program 10.307 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. The Project Grant was awarded through grant opportunity Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 9/6/23

Period of Performance
9/1/23
Start Date
8/31/27
End Date
19.0% Complete

Funding Split
$3.3M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$3.3M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 20235130040912

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20235130040912
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Public/State Controlled Institution Of Higher Education
Awarding Office
12348T INSTITUTE OF FOOD PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABILITY (IFPS)
Funding Office
12348T INSTITUTE OF FOOD PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABILITY (IFPS)
Awardee UEI
WNTPS995QBM7
Awardee CAGE
01NY7
Performance District
CT-02
Senators
Richard Blumenthal
Christopher Murphy

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Integrated Activities, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture (012-1502) Agricultural research and services Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $3,340,000 100%
Modified: 9/6/23