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Meet the hosts
Dr. Adam Fahrenholz
Dr. Adam Fahrenholz is an Associate Professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University. His focus is in the areas of feed manufacturing technology, regulatory compliance, and feed manufacturing process management. Dr. Fahrenholz coordinates the Feed Milling Program, which incorporates an undergraduate minor, and both undergraduate and graduate certificates. He teaches courses on feed milling technology, quality assurance, and facility and process management. He also oversees the operation of NC State’s Feed Mill Education Unit and its academic, research, and extension missions. Dr. Fahrenholz serves as an industry consultant and coordinates an extension program focusing on industry education, the provision of resources for developing programs associated with regulatory compliance and addressing continuous quality and process improvement in feed manufacturing facilities.
Dr. Wilmer Pacheco
Dr. Wilmer Pacheco was born in Honduras where he obtained a BS in Food Science in 2005. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Pacheco began a feed mill manager training program with Murphy Brown, LLC in Laurinburg, North Carolina where he was responsible for overseeing the production of approximately 10,000 tons of pellet feed per week. In June 2009, Dr. Pacheco was awarded a fellowship in the Department of Poultry at North Carolina State University, where he earned his Master's in Poultry Science and his Ph.D. in Physiology and Nutrition. Currently, Dr. Pacheco is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Auburn University in the State of Alabama. His research activities are focused on understanding the interrelationships between feed processing and nutrition on broiler performance. Additionally, Dr. Pacheco conducts research on nutrition strategies to reduce production costs, improve broiler performance, and nutrient digestibility. Dr. Pacheco is lead or supporting author of 32 research articles and 88 news articles primarily in Feedstuffs magazine, which is the leading source of news for animal agriculture in the United States with 12,500 accredited subscribers. Dr. Pacheco has been invited to give more than 165 presentations in 16 countries, has served as chair or member of 25 graduate student committees, and has mentored 21 visiting scholars from 12 countries.
Meet the founder
Dr. Marcio Goncalves
Dr. Marcio Goncalves earned his veterinary degree from UFRGS, a top university in Brazil, and his PhD in applied swine nutrition from Kansas State University and worked as Global Nutritionist for one of the major swine genetic companies where he led nutrient requirement updates, diet formulation & feeding program for nucleus farms, development of nutritional economic models, and reviewing diets from over 100 customers. Currently, he is the founder of Wisenetix, the largest network of podcasts in the agriculture industry.
He has over 15 years of experience in swine production with exposure to over 20 countries and 120 research studies in pig nutrition/production and his life purpose is to create a positive impact in the world through knowledge dissemination in the global ag industry.