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2024 Hot Weather Poultry House Management Workshop

April 9 @ 7:30 am - April 11 @ 12:00 pm EDT

$475.00 – $1,500.00

This intensive training program has been specifically designed for those who want to learn more about poultry house environmental management during hot weather. The workshop consists of lectures as well as hands on group exercises designed to help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles behind hot weather poultry house management.

Topics to be covered

  • Poultry temperature regulation
  • Determining poultry house air exchange rates
  • Bird cooling methods
  • Simplified tunnel ventilation system design
  • Group exercise – Using Poultry411 Tunnel ventilation system design app
  • Factors affecting air speed in tunnel houses
  • Factors affecting air speed uniformity in tunnel houses
  • Bird health issues during hot weather
  • Tunnel ventilation and static pressure
  • Tunnel fan selection
  • Bird density Vs. Bird heat stress
  • Variable speed tunnel fans
  • Tunnel fan maintenance
  • Static pressure/Fan selection – spreadsheet
  • Evaporative cooling principles
  • Group exercise – Using Poultry411 Pad cooling app
  • Commonly asked questions about evaporative cooling
  • Evaporative cooling system maintenance
  • Basic tunnel house operation
  • Evaluating tunnel ventilation system performance
  • The importance of nighttime bird management during hot weather


  • Mr. Michael Czarick – UGA Poultry Science
  • Dr. Brian Fairchild – UGA Poultry Science
  • Mr. Jack Ellison – Ellison & Ellison
  • Mr. Isaac Singletary – Munters


The workshop will begin at 8:00 AM on April 9 and will conclude at 12:00 PM April 11th.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Springhill Suites Athens West – 3500 Daniels Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606

Register by March 9th. Room rate is $149.00. Use group code tvwtvwb (one king bed) or tvwtvwa (Two queen beds).

Website: marriott.com By phone (706) 353-8484.


Registration is limited to 110 participants so register soon. The workshop will not be online.

The registration fee of $575 ($475 in-state) includes:

  • continental breakfast,
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • refreshments
  • notebooks and other materials


If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor please contact: Michael Czarick mczarick@uga.edu (706) 540-9111


April 9 @ 7:30 am EDT
April 11 @ 12:00 pm EDT
$475.00 – $1,500.00
Event Category:


UGA Department of Poultry Science


Flinchum’s Phoenix
650 Phoenix Road
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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