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Poultry science: a ‘growing’ focus at UNG campus

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — In 2011, Linda Purvis returned to the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, where she earned her associate degree in poultry science, with a specific task in mind: to rebuild the poultry science program from scratch.

The subject hadn't been taught there in more than a decade, said Purvis, UNG poultry science lecturer.

"I had a chicken skeleton. That was about it. No resources, no textbooks, nothing," she said. "I wanted to build that program back up, and the biology department here was very encouraging and wanted that to happen."

Through her connections with the University. . .

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