Rhea Hebert

Aug 3, 2020

PDPS Celebrates Spring 2020 Award Winners and Graduates

While the spring semester may seem like a long time ago (blame COVID-19), and the fall semester is just around the corner, PDPS is celebrating the students who persevered through upheaval and graduated in May. We hope to welcome our […]

Jul 17, 2020

All About Ammonia: New Research Could Improve Human Health and Animal Ag

Ammonia and myostatin have a complex relationship. Understanding it could help people with liver disease and poultry producers get more meat to more people. That's where Emily Miramontes comes in.

Jun 2, 2020

The AFNC’s Next Phase: Vivien Lettry Takes Over Project Coordination

PDPS recently welcomed Vivien Lettry as the Research Project Coordinator/Manager for the AFNC. She'll coordinate research projects and help guide the AFNC into its next phase.

May 26, 2020

Honoring a Legacy: Andrea Rubio Receives First Award in Honor of Dr. John Thomas Brake

A memorial endowment set up by the late Dr. John Brake's family honors his legacy and helps fund graduate student education. Andrea Rubio, the first recipient of the memorial graduate award, shares her journey.

Apr 20, 2020

“Passionate about serving community and industry”: Jonas Asbill Joins Poultry Extension

A lot has changed since December, when Dan Campeau retired. In the midst of alternative work arrangements in response to COVID-19, we're happy to welcome Jonas Asbill, our new poultry Area Specialized Agent.

Apr 9, 2020

Student, Alum, New Staff: Lisa O’Quinn Knows the Pack Inside and Out

We asked Lisa O'Quinn, our new CEU Research Technician what it's like to start a new job during COVID-19. She's got a unique perspective: she started out as an NC State student, graduated into our alumni family and then came back to work with us!

Apr 9, 2020

From Raleigh to Djilor: Dannica Wall and Poultry Farming in Senegal

CALS SAIGE hosted NC State Ph.D. (Poultry Science) student Dannica Wall for an eye-opening presentation on her time spent in Djilor, Senegal. Wall went abroad through Farmer to Farmer, a USAID-funded program that works to increase agricultural productivity and sustainable farming practices, and strengthen existing institutions.

Mar 30, 2020

Koci Helps Keep COVID-19 Facts Straight With Snopes

Matt Koci, a professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science with expertise in virology and pathogens, recently weighed in on COVID-19 for an article on Snopes.com.

Jan 31, 2020

A Sheep-ish Exit: Dan Campeau Retires, Keeps Raising Livestock

In December, NC State Extension and PDPS said goodbye to Dan Campeau, as he retired after 32 years with Extension. He's staying busy, though: we caught up with Dan at his 90-acre sheep farm near Pittsboro, N.C.

Jan 17, 2020

“Everything Ties Together”: Alum Caitlin Rivord’s Post-PDPS Journey

Caitlin Rivord (Poultry Science '14) has a lot of experience and some great wisdom to share. Read about what's she done and what she recommends for current students.