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Dr. Julio E. Correa,
Extension Animal Scientist
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 967
Normal, AL 35762

Phone: 256-372-4173
Fax: 256-372-5840
E-mail: correje@aces.edu

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Julio Correa

JULIO E. CORREA
Associate Professor/Extension Animal Scientist
Department of Food & Animal Sciences
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 1628
Normal, Alabama  35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4173
FAX: (256) 372-5432

EMAIL: correje@aces.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Animal Science, Michigan State University (1987)
  • M.S., Animal Science, Tuskegee University (1981)
  • B.S., Agronomy, University of Puerto Rico (1976)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor/Extension Animal Scientist, Department of Food & Animal Sciences/Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University, 1996 to present  
  • Assistant Professor/Animal Science Specialist, Department of Food Science and Animal Industries/1890 Cooperative Extension Program, Alabama A&M University, 1988 to 1996

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Animal Nutrition and Metabolism 
  • Sheep and Goat Sciences
  • Beef Cattle Science
  • Canine Science
  • Spanish Programming

JOB SUMMARY

Teach and advise undergraduate students in animal science; develop, implement and evaluate outreach programs in animal science; and lead the Urban and Nontraditional Animal Sciences Team in the establishment of priorities and objectives of the team and in the design and implementation of curricula/activities to accomplish the objectives.

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Josh Herring

JOSH L. HERRING
Associate Professor
Department of Food & Animal Sciences
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 1628
Normal, Alabama  35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4161
FAX: (256) 372-5432

EMAIL: josh.herring@aamu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Meat Science, Mississippi State University (2004)
  • M.S., Food Science and Technology, Mississippi State University (2002)
  • B.S., Animal and Dairy Sciences, Auburn University (1998)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Department of Food & Animal Sciences, Alabama A&M University, 2011 to present 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food & Animal Sciences, Alabama A&M University, 2004 to 2011

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Food Biochemistry
  • Meat Science and Technology

JOB SUMMARY

Wide range of responsibilities due to split appointment allocated to teaching and research activities. Responsibilities include among others to teach Agricultural Biochemistry, Meat Science and Technology, Poultry Product Technology, Food Enzymes, and Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation. Areas of research emphasis include American skullcap to combat aflatoxins in poultry feed, gelatin coating of catfish fillets to reduce oxidation, purge and color loss, and biodiesel production from various animal fats to regulate product yield and quality.

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Lamin Kassama

LAMIN S. KASSAMA
Assistant Professor
Department of Food & Animal Sciences
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 1628
Normal, Alabama  35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4159
FAX: (256) 372-5432

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Food and Bioprocess Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2003)
  • M.S., Agricultural and Bioprocess Engineering, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Republic of the Philippines (1999)
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (1992)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food & Animal Sciences, Alabama A&M University, 2011 to present  
  • Associate Professor, Food and Nutrition Department, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2006 to 2011

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Food Quality
  • Food Safety 

JOB SUMMARY

Wide scope of responsibilities due to split appointment allocated to instruction and research activities. Instruction responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Food and Bioprocess Engineering. Areas of research emphasis include the application of novel technologies to enhance food quality, nutritional quality and food safety.

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Maria Leite-Browning

 

MARIA LENIRA LEITE-BROWNING
Extension Animal Scientist
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
P.O. Box 967
Normal, Alabama  35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4954
FAX: (256) 372-5840

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University (1997 to 2002)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Molecular Neurobiology, Meharry Medical College (1995 to 1997)
  • Advanced Studies, Beef Cattle Reproduction and Genetics, Texas A&M University, Overton (1993 to 1994)
  • Advanced Studies, Animal Production, University of Arizona (1991 to 1992)
  • M.S., Theriogenology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1985)
  • D.V.M., Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil (1980)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Extension Animal Scientist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 2006 to present
  • Clinical Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University, 2004 to 2006
  • Associate Researcher, Department of Biological Sciences, Tennessee State University, 2002 to 2003

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
  • Applied Animal Genetics
  • Sheep and Goat Sciences

JOB SUMMARY

Develop research-based publications, implement educational outreach programs, and make presentations to sheep and goat producers and professionals in government and industry on issues such as reproductive management, genetics, and health.

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Kenneth MacklinKENNETH S. MACKLIN
Associate Professor and Extension Scientist
Department of Poultry Science
Auburn University
260 Lem Morrison Ave.
Auburn, Alabama 36849-5416

PHONE: (334) 844-4225
FAX: (334) 844-2641

EMAIL: macklks@auburn.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Poultry Science, Auburn University (2003)
  • M.S., Immunology, Northern Illinois University (1995)
  • B.S., Biology, Northern Illinois University (1992)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor and Extension Scientist, Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University
  • Assistant Professor and Extension Scientist, Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Veterinary Microbiology 
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Broiler Management
  • Biosecurity Plan Development

JOB SUMMARY

Split appointment allocated to research and extension. Areas of research emphasis include determination of microflora in poultry litter and its effects on bird health, determination of litter management systems’ effectiveness in controlling pathogens within the litter, and effects of feed additives on reduction or elimination of pathogenic organisms in the bird’s gut. Extension duties include educating/updating the commercial poultry industry with the latest research in poultry production, and assisting small flock producers with issues concerning diseases.

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Ayanava Majumdar

AYANAVA MAJUMDAR
Extension Entomologist and Sustainable
Agriculture Program Coordinator
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
111-A Duncan Hall
Auburn University, Alabama 36849

PHONE: (334) 844-5553
FAX: 334) 844-3780

EMAIL: bugdoctor@auburn.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Entomology, North Dakota State University (2006)
  • M.S., Entomology, Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture University, India (1999)
  • B.S., Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India (1997)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Extension Entomologist and Sustainable Agriculture Program Coordinator, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 2008 to present

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insect Control in High Value Cash Crops
  • Evaluation Systems for Educational Campaigns

JOB SUMMARY

Split appointment allocated to research and extension. Areas of research focus include below ground insect pest management in peanuts, trap cropping system for managing stink bugs on vegetable crops, net house vegetable production, and screening of alternative pest control products. Extension duties include expansion of organic and sustainable agriculture practices in Alabama through aggressive IPM campaigns in multiple crops via Extension teamwork.

 

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Rao Mentreddy

RAO MENTREDDY
Professor
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 1208
Normal, Alabama  35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4250
FAX: (256) 372-5429

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia (1988) 
  • M.S., Agronomy, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India (1981)
  • B.S., Agricultural Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India (1979) 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Professor, Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, 2003 to present
  • Research Associate, Department of Plant & Environmental Soil Sciences, Fort Valley State University, Georgia, 1993 to 2003

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Production Agronomy
  • Medicinal and Exotic Vegetables
  • Sustainable Organic Production Systems

JOB SUMMARY

Wide scope of responsibilities due to split appointment allocated to instruction and research activities. Responsibilities include among others to teach Sustainable Crop Production, Lawn and Turfgrass Management, and Phytophysiology. Areas of research emphasis include development of sustainable organic production systems for novel and exotic vegetable crops in Alabama, and evaluation of winter, fall and summer cover crops for their biomass, C-sequestration, soil fertility enrichment, weed and disease control, and yield enhancement of subsequent cash crops.

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Prince Preyer, Urban Regional Extension Agent in  Madison County Alabama

PRINCE A PREYER
Urban Regional Extension Agent
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama  35801

PHONE: (256) 532-1578
FAX: (256) 532-1581

 

 

EDUCATION

  • M.S., Agriscience Education, Alabama A&M University (2010)
  • B.S., Agribusiness Education, Alabama A&M University (1997)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Urban Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 2012 to present
  • Biology Teacher, Three Spring Detention Center, Madison County, 2008 to 2011
  • Vocational Education Teacher, Jefferson County and Leeds City School Systems, 2004 to 2007
  • Agent-In-Training, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 2000 to 2003

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Sheep and Goat Management
  • Pastured Poultry Management
  • Small Garden Management
  • Youth Development

JOB SUMMARY

Work with small-scale farmers raising small ruminants and natural poultry in Madison and Limestone Counties. Specifically, provide assistance with problems in the areas of animal reproduction, nutrition, and health, forage management, meat quality assurance, predator and predation, facilities and fencing, and marketing. Also, work with youth on prevention of tobacco, alcohol and drug use, and management of peer pressure and other emotional factors.

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Robert Spencer

 

ROBERT SPENCER
Urban Regional Extension Specialist
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, Alabama  35603

PHONE: (256) 766-6223
FAX: (256) 718-2049

EMAIL: rds0002@aces.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • M.S., Agribusiness Management, Alabama A&M University (2003)
  • B.S., Agribusiness, Alabama A&M University (1999)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Urban Regional Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 2006 to present
  • Facilities Manager, Agribition Center, Alabama A&M University, 2004 to 2006

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Small Ruminant Production and Marketing
  • Rabbit Production and Marketing
  • Pastured Poultry Production
  • International Small Animal Production and Processing

JOB SUMMARY

Develop research-based publications, implement educational outreach programs, and make presentations to potential and existing producers and producer groups interested in sheep, goat, rabbit, pastured poultry, and grass-fed beef cattle production. Network with various agricultural related agencies interested in implementing outreach programs with the potential to insure the survivability of small-scale and limited-resource family farms in Alabama and underdeveloped countries.

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Tommie Teacher

 

TOMMIE TEACHER
Urban Regional Extension Agent
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
701 Hall Street
Greensboro, Alabama 36744

PHONE: (334) 624-8710
FAX: (334) 624-8807

EMAIL: teachto@aces.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • M.S., Agribusiness Education, Alabama A&M University (1993)
  • B.S., Agribusiness Education, Alabama A&M University (1981)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Urban Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 1995 to present
  • County Extension Agent, 1890 Cooperative Extension Program, Alabama A&M University, 1993 to 1995  
  • Agribusiness Teacher, Selma High School, 1981 to 1990

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Sheep and Goat Sciences
  • Crop and Soil Sciences

JOB SUMMARY

Work with small ruminant farmers in the Blackbelt Region to enhance their production management practices and assist with problems in the areas of animal reproduction, nutrition and health, forage management, meat quality assurance, predators and predation, facilities and fencing, and marketing.

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Jorge Vizcarra

JORGE VIZCARRA
Professor
Department of Food & Animal Sciences
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 1628
Normal, Alabama  35762

PHONE: (256) 372-8016
FAX: (256) 372-5432

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Oklahoma State University (1994)
  • M.S., Animal Science, Oklahoma State University (1991)
  • B.S., Agronomy, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (1981)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Department of Food & Animal Sciences, Alabama A&M University, 2011 to present 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food & Animal Sciences, Alabama A&M University, 2008 to 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, 2001 to 2008

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology 
  • Poultry Science
  • Beef Cattle Science
  • Swine Science

JOB SUMMARY

Wide scope of responsibilities due to split appointment allocated to instruction and research activities. Responsibilities include among others to teach Poultry Science and Biometry in the Department of Food & Animal Sciences, and Human Anatomy and Physiology in the Department of Biology. Areas of research emphasis include GnRH-pituitary-gonads axis and endocrine control of appetite.

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Eddie Wheeler

 

EDDIE J. WHEELER
County Extension Coordinator
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Suite G21, 424 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, Alabama  35976

PHONE: (256) 582-2009
FAX: (256) 582-2000

EMAIL: wheeled@aces.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

  • M.S., Agribusiness Education, Alabama A&M University (1982)
  • B.S., Agribusiness Education, Alabama A&M University (1977)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Urban Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 2004 to present
  • County Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 1995 to 2004
  • County Extension Agent, 1890 Cooperative Extension Program, Alabama A&M University, 1978 to 1995

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Sheep and Goat Sciences
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry

JOB SUMMARY

Implement educational outreach programs in small ruminant and poultry production, organic vegetable gardening, water conservation, fire ant management, and forestry. In addition, recruit and train volunteers for the various horticulture programs and co-coordinate the county’s Classroom in the Forest: Forest in the Classroom program.

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