Dr. Charles L. Hofacre will speak about the “Epidemiological and economic management of gastrointestinal diseases in broilers and breeders” on October 24th at 11:15 a.m. in the Meat, Breeders and Incubation’s Hall.
Charles Hofacre (Chuck) is from a small Ohio farming community, Wooster. He holds a B.S. in Agriculture, an M.S. in Poultry Science, and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. He also has a Master of Avian Medicine and Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Microbiology from The University of Georgia. The positions he has held were as Director of Veterinary Medicine at a turkey production company, Cuddy Farms, Inc. in Marshville, NC. He then served 7 years as a Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors for Ross Breeders, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama. Following Ross Breeders, he was the Manager of Technical Service for Bayer’s poultry business in the U.S. Chuck served as the Executive Vice President of the poultry veterinary organization, the AAAP, from 2003 to 2016.
Chuck retired from The University of Georgia after 18 years as a Professor in the Department of Population Health and the Director of Clinical Services for the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center in Athens, Georgia.
In May 2013, Chuck started the Southern Poultry Research Group to do research on poultry diseases as his new endeavor.