Kenneth S. Macklin
Auburn University, Department of Poultry Science
- Bachelor's Degree - Northern Illinois University
- Master's Degree - Northern Illinois University
- PhD - Auburn University
Area of Expertise:
Wherever the need is! Officially it is on farm control of poultry and foodborne pathogens
Where did you grow up and did you have poultry in your youth?
I grew up in Calumet City Illinois, which is a southern suburb of Chicago and right in the middle of the rust belt. No I didn’t have poultry, though when I was little and visited family who had poultry I enjoyed playing with (chasing) them.
What was your first job out of school and what were your responsibilities?
My first job after receiving my BS was at Wrigley Gum, putting gum in a box. After my MS I worked at Auburn University as a Research Associate. My PhD degree led to a post doc position at Auburn University and well after that they hired me as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist.
If you had a motto that applied to your daily professional career, what would it be?
Work hard, but enjoy life.
What value does PSA membership offer you?
I enjoy the networking opportunities.
What is your favorite poultry breed?
This is tough. I like them all about the same. I’ll be boring and pick white leghorn. Why? They can be feisty.