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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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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

EMAIL: mll0002@aces.edu

 

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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Prince Preyer 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
EMAIL: pap0009@aces.edu

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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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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