Registration Open for Shell Egg Academy


The Shell Egg Academy-Virtual Edition from Purdue University Extension is open for registration!

Join us virtually on June 21 – 25, 2021 for the Shell Egg Academy (SEA), which will provide interactive class sessions on egg quality and food safety for farmers and egg companies producing and processing table eggs. Sessions will be held on Zoom.

Virtual SEA will provide online learning from experts around the U.S. as well as engaging participants 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 (note the appropriate time zones)

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:

Program questions about the academy may be directed to Dr. Darrin Karcher at

For assistance with registration, please email or call 763/284-6763.


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