Dr Billy Flowers
Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
In 1987, he joined the faculty in the Animal Science Department at North Carolina State University where he currently is a William Neal Reynolds and Alumni Distinguished Professor with a teaching and research appointment. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary classes in reproduction and swine management. His research program focuses on improving male and female fertility. Dr Flowers has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and more than 450 popular press / extension articles dealing with swine reproductive physiology and artificial insemination. In addition, he has given 188 invited presentations and has served on or is currently a member of 58 editorial boards, study sections and review panels. He has received several national and international awards for his teaching and research programs including the Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards sponsored by the USDA (2005); being named a Hog Industry Master by National Hog Farmer Magazine (2011); and the American Society of Animal Science’s Distinguished Teacher Award (2017).