WPSA-USA Branch

About WPSA

The World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) is a long established and unique organization that strives to advance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry. WPSA is a global association of professionals and students with country-specific branches and leadership.

Membership benefits include access to the World's Poultry Science Journal (WPSJ), a multitude of ways to network with professionals in the poultry industry across the globe, discounts on registration fees for WPSA related events, quarterly WPSA newsletters, eligibility for travel grants, and the ability to participate in WPSA's Speaker's Bureau and programs aimed at branch and global development.

WPSA holds the World’s Poultry Congress every four years, plus the individual WPSA branches host regional conferences, symposia, and meetings. The next World’s Poultry Congress is scheduled for 2026 in Toronto, Canada. You can find more information regarding WPC 2026, which will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, here: https://www.wpc2026toronto.com/

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Meet our WPSA-USA Executive Committee

Please note that if you are in need of your WPSA Member Number, please contact Dorien Velner at wpsa@xs4all.nl.

Executive Committee

Robert Van Wyhe

Robert Van Wyhe

President (2024)

CSA Animal Nutrition
2568 154th AVE NW
Andover, MN 55304
Work Phone: (651) 279-1357

 Edgar Oviedo-Rondon

Edgar Oviedo-Rondon

Vice-President (2026)

North Carolina State University
Prestage Dept of Poultry Science
2711 Founders Dr Campus Box 7608
Raleigh, NC 27695-0001, US
(919) 515-5391

Darrin Karcher

Darrin Karcher

Trustee (2024)

Purdue University
200 S Russell St
3034 Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences
West Lafayette, IN
Work Phone: (765) 494-4845

Todd J. Applegate

Todd J. Applegate

Trustee (2023)

University of Georgia
Dept of Poultry Science
110 Cedar St
Athens, GA 30602-2722
Work Phone: (706) 542-1337

 Lisa R. Bielke

Lisa R. Bielke

Trustee (2026)

North Carolina State University
250 1/2 W North St
Wosoter, OH 44691, US
(479) 387-7681

Birendra Mishra

Birendra Mishra

Trustee (2026)

University of Hawaii
1955 E West Rd
Agsci 216
Honolulu, HI 96822-2348, US
(859) 536-4938

Robert E. Buresh

Robert E. Buresh

Secretary-Treasurer

Novus International, Inc.
307 Wescott Drive
Clemson, SC, 29631
(864) 633-8633