Indiana State Poultry Association
Indiana State Poultry Association



















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Indiana Eggs and Poultry
Quality, Safety, and Your Family

"Whether these family-owned farms are large or small scale operations, food safety and animal care are top priorities of our farmers. They care about the quality and safety of the products that feed their own families, their local communities, and communities across the country. Our eggs and poultry products are safe, economical, and wholesome sources of protein."


Attention State Fair Poultry Exhibitors!

Remember that for poultry check-in at the Indiana State Fair, you will need to demonstrate that your bird(s) are in good health in one of the following ways:

  • Had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within ninety (90) days prior to exhibition. In conjunction with this test, you will need to present a copy of the Indiana Poultry EXHIBITOR FORM signed by your Certified NPIP Blood Tester.
  • OR

  • 9-2 Document proving that your bird originated directly from a National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Pullorum-Typhoid certified clean flock within one year of exhibition.
Not sure what these documents look like? Use this handy sheet to make sure you have one or the other!

Egg Nutrition Resources from the Egg Nutrition Center

The ENC has many excellent resources published for nutrition incorporating eggs into a healthy yet affordable diet. Visit their web site or our Egg Recipes page to see a variety of posters and helpful (and colorful!) nutrition guides and posters!

Back-to-Food Safety Tips for Parents

Children are at high risk of contracting foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing. In fact, children under the age of five have the highest incidence of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella infection among any other age group in the United States. This highlights the importance of following the USDA’s four food safety steps whenever preparing meals... Learn more!


Women Farmland Owners in Central Indiana Invited to Learn About Conservation on Their Farms

Central Indiana women who own or manage farmland are invited to learn more about conservation issues on their farm through a free discussion and field tour.

Women Caring for the Land meetings bring together women landowners in an informal, discussion-based learning format for a morning discussion followed by a more in-depth look at two or three topics of high interest. Female conservation professionals are on hand to answer questions and share resources.

Indiana classes are as follows:

  • August 18 in Russiaville
  • August 19 in Lebanon
  • August 20 in Danville

Contact information
Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist, 317-295-5801 (jane.hardisty@in.usda.gov)
Becky Fletcher, State Public Affairs Specialist, 317-295-5825 (rebecca.fletcher@in.usda.gov)

Click here to learn more.


2014 Indiana State Fair Rug: "The Hoosier Chicken Dance," by Natasha Chan

Title "Hoosier Chicken Dance"
Designed by Natasha Chan of Carmel, Indiana,
especially for the 2014 Indiana State Fair "Year of Celebration"
Donated on behalf of Puckihuddlers rug hooking group
Hours worked: approx. 900 (six months)
Size: 61" x 51"
Weight: 11 lbs.

The rug is being displayed in the Pioneer Village in the rug hooking booth until the auction. It is to be sold to the highest bidder at the Old-Time Farm and Antique auction, held Saturday, August 16th at 10am at the Indiana State Fair. Rug will be sold during the 12 noon session of the auction. Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Village to help in procurement and preservation of relics of our agricultural heritage.

APHIS Stakeholder Registry Bird Health Webinar

USDA APHIS' Biosecurity for Birds campaign is hosting another bird health webinar. Join us on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 2-3 PM EDT for the presentation of "Healthy Flocks in Upcoming Seasons: Learn from the Experts." Learn more!


Why I Farm

Why I Farm: The Journey Continues...click here to see great videos and more behind the scenes material.


Indiana's National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Blood Testing School Information:

Two Classroom Schools will be offered in April, 2015 at the Purdue - West Lafayette campus and Purdue - Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC) in Dubois. The link to the Classroom Schools page can be found here.

The Online Blood Testing School is offered to individuals who have successfully completed an Indiana Classroom Blood Testing School (and are seeking re-certification). The link to the Online Blood Testing School can be found here.


The USDA Biosecurity for the Birds Calendars have arrived! Please contact our office (ispa@purdue.edu or through our online form) if you would like to order a free calendar - or multiple copies for your 4-H poultry club, poultry barn at the county fair, or other poultry-related activities.


New on the ISPA Web Site - Biosecurity

While the ISPA has featured biosecurity information through various pages and programs, many useful publications -- including the contents of the 2013 Extension Packet -- are now available in one consolidated Biosecurity page.


New from the National Chicken Council - the Top 10 Ways Chicken Contributes to a Healthy Diet

Newly added to our Chicken nutrition and recipes page, this press release from the NCC lays out some of the reasons that make chicken an excellent part of a healthy diet!


Seven Reasons Why...

Check out this ad from the "Prairie Farmer Newspaper" in September 1926, it's a fun historical fact sheet about the ISPA!


From the Archives - The ISPA Bulletin

The ISPA recently unearthed a lovely collection of midcentury ISPA Bulletins.

Click here to see ALL of the Bulletin archives!