The NEQS Executive Board has closely followed the news surrounding Covid-19 and its related public health concerns.
It is with great disappointment that we have cancelled the 2020 National Egg Quality School for Harrisburg, PA on Oct 26 – Oct 29.
Ultimately, the decision to cancel is in the best interest of and for the health and safety of all participants.

All students currently accepted in the 2020 school will automatically be enrolled for the 2021 school scheduled for May 17 – May 20 in Indianapolis, IN.  Students placed on the wait list will move to the wait list for 2021.

The National Egg Quality School

October 26-29, 2020 Harrisburg, PA – CANCELLED
May 17-20, 2021, Indianapolis, IN
The NEQS continues a tradition of a curriculum that is designed for the serious-minded student who is willing to learn as much as possible about egg quality in a concentrated, comprehensive four days.


The 28th Annual National Egg Quality School

May 17 – May 20, 2021

A combination of lectures, individualized instruction and hands-on laboratory experience has proven to be a successful technique in preparing students to be a more knowledgable egg emissary. The class will be divided into sections of six students, each with an instructor who will work with their section throughout the course – reviewing and explaining lecture material, answering questions, instructing them in the laboratory and preparing students for the exam.


In the 1930’s, quality standards were developed to establish a common language for buyers and sellers of eggs.

There was a need for both industry and government to uniformly interpret the quality standards. Egg Schools began to develop on a regional basis to meet that need. The schools also offered a variety of information on maintaining egg quality and safety, nutritional benefits of eggs, the latest processing information and information on other topical issues. Over 4,500 students were trained at these schools. As the industry consolidated, the Egg Schools began to consolidate and by the 1990’s only two schools remained – the Eastern Shell Egg Quality School and the Midwest Shell Quality School. In 1993, the two schools merged creating the “National Egg Quality School” bringing together a highly experienced faculty with an exceptional knowledge of eggs. From 1993 to 2019, the National Egg Quality School has trained more than 1640 students.

The 2021 National Egg Quality School takes place in:









General Information

Here you can find information on the course, sponsorships, accommodations, tuition and meals and what happens upon acceptance to the course.

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Annual Stakeholders Meeting

The school is administered by a Board of Directors elected by industry stakeholders. Here you will find notices of upcoming meetings and meeting minutes.

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Board of Directors & Sponsors

A listing of Officers 2019 thru 2020 and links to the Sponsorship Letter and Form. You can also view/download the 2019 NEQS Regular Meeting Notice for Atlanta, GA.

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