Purdue University Extension’s Shell Egg Academy debuts website


Shell Egg Academy (SEA), an educational opportunity for the egg industry from Purdue University Extension, is excited to announce a brand-new website.

Visit www.shelleggacademy.org to learn more about this program, an innovative learning experience for the egg production and egg processing industries. Through a combination of interactive classroom experiences taught by expert instructors, and hands-on learning, participants are provided the latest information on egg quality and egg safety.

“It’s exciting to visualize the next steps for the growth of Shell Egg Academy through this new website,” said organizer Dr. Darrin Karcher of Purdue University. “Participants will be able to easily find more information on future dates, view sponsors, as well as register for the current academy.”

The next Shell Egg Academy will be held virtually on June 21-25. Sessions will be held on Zoom.

Virtual SEA will provide an interactive online learning experience through a Lab-In-A-Box (LAB). The LAB will involve materials needed for hands-on activities over the courses. All participants will need access to shell eggs during the courses. Closed-captioning will also be available in real-time.

Shell Egg Academy is divided into two courses:

  • Course 1: Live Hen Production (June 21 – June 23)
  • Course 2: Egg Processing and Food Safety (June 23 – June 25)

Participants may select either course or select both courses. All participants will receive the LAB box with course materials prior to the start of the academy. Because the class is virtual, participants also have the option to make a deposit or purchase a candler, which is needed for the academy. If you already have access to a candler, you may purchase the course(s) without that add-on.

At the end of each course, participants take an exam to earn a competency certificate.View full schedule (scroll down for the link and note the appropriate time zone for you)

Deadline to register with the candler option in the LAB box is May 7. Registration for those who do not need a candler have until May 21 to register. Sponsorships are also available at a variety of price points for companies wishing to show their support of the egg industry.

To register and/or pledge your sponsorship, please visit: https://shelleggacademy.org/

Program questions about the academy may be directed to Dr. Darrin Karcher at: dkarcher@purdue.edu.

For assistance with registration, please email to info@empoweredeventsllc.com or call 763/284-6763.