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Prestage Department of Poultry Science

Peter Ferket

Jun 20, 2022

Ferket Named Interim Department Head of Poultry Science

William Neal Reynolds professor Peter Ferket has been tapped to temporarily lead the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. 

Pat Curtis

May 20, 2022

Poultry Science’s Curtis Praised for Transformative Leadership

After more than 30 years working in higher education, 15 of those years at North Carolina State University, Patricia Curtis, department head for the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, is retiring beginning July 1. 

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Apr 25, 2022

Meet the Man Who Makes Feed for Howling Cow’s Dairy Cows

Sam Brown, a 2008 alumnus of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, is now the supervisor of research operations at the Feed Mill Education Unit. 

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Mar 30, 2022

How Do We Know When the Pandemic is Over? And What Will ‘Normal’ Be Like?

And have our experiences with COVID improved our ability to deal with other diseases? 

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Mar 24, 2022

What Does ‘Endemic’ Mean? And Can Omicron End the Pandemic?

Does it matter if COVID becomes endemic? And what does that even mean, anyway? 

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Feb 14, 2022

The Little Family Farm: Built On Love and Hard Work

Kate and Kaleby Little are living the life they always dreamed of. After meeting at NC State, they got married, bought a beef farm, and are now raising their 1-year-old daughter to love agriculture just as much as they do. 

a flock of northern shoveler ducks flies from left to right

Feb 2, 2022

What is ‘Bird Flu’? Do I Need to Worry About It?

Why should I care about bird flu? Does it affect humans? 

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Jan 7, 2022

Is ‘Flurona’ Even a Real Thing? What’s That All About?

In the first week of 2022, news headlines featured references to something called “flurona,” and discussion of “flurona” quickly spread across social media. 

illustration of a SARS-CoV-2 particle

Dec 1, 2021

What is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19? And What Do We Know About It?

There’s still a lot we don’t know. But here’s what we do know. 

A group of people holding up NC State Wolfears

Nov 12, 2021

Aaron Kiess: Focusing on Direct Industry Impact

Aaron Kiess, newly named Braswell Family Distinguished Professor in Commercial Layer Management, Physiology, or Nutrition, looks forward to conducting impactful research that will benefit the commercial layer industry in North Carolina.