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Jesse Grimes


Department Extension Leader

Extension Specialist — Turkey Management


Scott Hall 238


Area(s) of Expertise

The major areas of Dr. Grimes’ research and Extension interests are the effect of management on turkey production, turkey reproduction and turkey waste handling. His research activities include examining various rearing methods and feeding regimens for the production of market and breeder turkeys to determine optimum management practices. He is also interested in methods to reduce fecal and litter nutrients of turkeys and broilers.

Extension activities include

  • hosting N.C. Turkey Industry Days,
  • participating in the Targeting Excellence Initiative,
  • conducting animal welfare audits and
  • supporting departmental and area Extension faculty.

Courses taught include

  • Meat Bird Production (PO 424, Turkeys & Broilers) and
  • Gamebird Production (PO 410).


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B.S., Wildlife Biology, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (1980)
B.S., Poultry Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (1981)
M.S., Nutrition, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (1987)
Ph.D., Nutrition, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (1989)