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April 21, 2021


We continue to work with local and state health officials, as well as NC State and N.C. A&T State Universities, to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of the virus, Poultry Extension has moved the N.C. Broiler Supervisors’ Short Course to an online format.

You can also view the April 2020 short course videos online.


Developing Leadership for the Global Marketplace

This course provides updated technical information for live production and grow-out managers, broiler flock supervisors, and other personnel involved in broiler chicken production.


The workshop will be presented via a Zoom webinar.

Fees and Registration

To help prevent the spread of the virus, Poultry Extension is working to deliver the program online on April 21, 2021.

2021 Program*

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks — Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University
8:35 a.m.
Ventilation Requirements for Heavy Broilers— Dr. Jesse Campell, NPTC                  Handout
9:15 a.m. How to Raise NAE Broilers: The Practical AdviceDr. Guillermo Zavala, Avian Health Int.
9:55 a.m. Coffee break
10:00 a.m. Summer PreparednessDr. Jesse Campell, NPTC              Handout
10:40 a.m. N.C. Department of Agriculture Poultry Programs UpdateDr. Michael Martin, NCDA&CS                           
11:00 a.m. Improving Broiler Gut Health from the European PerspectiveDr. Maarten De Gussem, Vetworks                   Handout

*all times are Eastern Daylight (EDT)

Speaker bios

Dr. Jesse Campbell,

Assistant Extension Professor, National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC)

Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and the Biosystems Engineering Department.

Jesse has B.S. in Poultry Science and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Technology from Auburn University.

His primary focus is poultry house design, construction, management, and troubleshooting environmental control systems. He has a 20-year-old daughter, Taylor, at Auburn University studying psychology. He has two very active boys; Dax is 13 and Jake is 14. His wife Jill is a middle school teacher in Opelika, AL, just outside of Auburn. They all enjoy spending time at home together in the woods.

Dr. Maarten De Gussem,


Dr. De Gussem is founder and Poultry Consultant at Vetworks (Belgium), a team of selected poultry experts servicing the poultry industry and providing support on poultry health topics including gut health, mycoplasmosis, coccidiosis, salmonella, Avian Influenza, biosecurity, and food safety.

Besides his work at Vetworks, Maarten is an academic adviser at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University and a member of scientific committees of Poultry Mycoplasma Conference and of IHSIG Conference on Poultry Intestinal Health. Maarten De Gussem is also the author of Broiler Signals, a leading broiler management book, available in over 12 languages.

Dr. Michael Martin,

DVM, MPVM, ACPV, Director of Poultry Programs, Veterinary Division

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS)

Dr. Martin has been the Director of Poultry Programs at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for over three years. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was the head of poultry clinical activities and residency program.

He obtained his veterinary degree, Masters of Preventative Medicine (MPVM), and poultry medicine residency training from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis and is a board-certified Diplomate by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

Dr. Guillermo Zavala,

DVM, National Autonomous University of Mexico

MAM, M.Sc., and Ph.D. – University of Georgia. Postdoctoral work at UGA and University of Melbourne.

Dr. Zavala has worked for two vaccine companies; one primary breeder company; one diagnostic laboratory; 11 years as faculty at UGA doing research, clinical extension, and teaching.

Currently, owner and founder at Avian Health International, LLC, a poultry consulting doing veterinary work in over 50 countries. Remains as an adjunct professor at UGA, where he collaborates in teaching avian virology, poultry diseases, and poultry husbandry.

For additional information contact

Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
229 Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5391
Fax: +1 919.515.7070

Previous events:

NC Broiler Supervisor’s Short Course 2020

Additional Extension events

International Course on Poultry Health

Poultry Decision Maker’s Workshop Series

Eastern N.C. Broiler Production Short Course

Data Analytics for Poultry and Swine Industries