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Darrin Karcher

Animal Sciences 

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences
765.494.4845
765.494.9346
LILY Room 2-114
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

Area of Expertise: Poultry Management

Education: B.S., The Ohio State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison; Ph.D., Purdue University

Extension Activities:
Dr. Karcher has been charged with developing a strong poultry extension program. His interactions with the industry revolve around organizing educational programs in the Midwest with the Multi-State Poultry Health and Management School, Multi-State Poultry Nutrition Conference, and Midwest Poultry Federation education program. He continues to seek grant dollars to establish a competitive applied research program to address his producers' concerns focusing on turkey skeletal issues and laying hen management. Additionally, Dr. Karcher works with small flock and youth audiences. He provides workshops on best management practices and works to elevate the knowledge and overall poultry experience. 

Awards & Honors

(2016) PSA Phibro Extension Award. Michigan State University.

(2015) Michigan State University Extension - Gordon Guyer Cross Institute Award. Michigan State University.

(2014) Michigan FFA – Honorary American FFA Degree. Michigan State University.

(2014) Michigan State University Extension Specialists and State Staff Association – Outstanding Michigan State University Extension Specialist and State Staff Award. Michigan State University.

(2011) Michigan FFA – Honorary State FFA Degree. Michigan State University.

(2010) PSA Early Achievement Award for Extension. Michigan State University.

Department of Animal Sciences, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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