The Johnson Lab’s outreach efforts focus on connecting with poultry producers and the next generation of scientists in outstate Minnesota. To that end, Dr. Johnson spends a great deal of time at the Mid-Central Research and Outreach (MCROC) Laboratory in Willmar, Minnesota. MCROC enables us to perform collaborative and innovative research with poultry producers and to interact with students of all ages in that area. We enjoy K-12 student visits. For example, last year MCROC hosted gifted and talented students from the Willmar area to talk about germs and tour our laboratory.