Faculty and Staff

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!

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.

Aug 27, 2019

Beckstead Talks Turkey (Diseases, That Is) With Poultry Health Today

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Robert Beckstead talks disease prevention with Poultry Health Today.

Jul 25, 2019

On the Farm with Kelly Brannan: Alum Supports Research in Salisbury

Kelly Brannan works for NCDA&CS, but she's definitely part of the PDPS family. Read how this two-time alum describes how her work makes research happen.

Jun 24, 2019  |  Research

Gut-sy Research: 2019 AFNC Grants Support Swine, Disease Projects

The AFNC has announced its 2019 grant awards - Matt Koci and Sung Woo Kim will both study animal gut health.

Jun 20, 2019  |  Impact

On The Farm with Joseph Stuckey: ‘Unpretty’ Science, Big Impact

What is the Waste Processing Facility all about? Waste may be in the name, but there's a lot more to it than 'taking out the trash'. Find out all about it as Joseph Stuckey explains his work.