Person

Yang Zhao

Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Overview

I am an agricultural engineer and animal scientist. My research focuses on precision poultry farming that addresses challenges in poultry production regarding smart sensoring, robotics, behavior monitoring, welfare assessment, airborne transmission of pathogens, and environment management. I serve as the chair and member in several academic and award committees of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and is an associate editor of the Transactions of the ASABE. I am the awardee of ASABE Sunkist Young Designer Award, AOC Early Career Award, and Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award. Other recognitions of my work include ASABE Superior Paper Awards, Poultry Science Highly Cited Paper of the Year, Poultry Science Article of Editor’s Choice, and ASABE Outstanding Reviewer.

Research Focus

Precision Poultry Farming, Poultry Environment, Air Quality

Teaching Focus

Poultry Management (ANSC 484), Introduction to Animal Handling and Management (ANSC 250), Global Animal Agriculture Systems and Society (ANSC 150).

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: McLean, Amanda | Eash, Neal | Edwards, J. Lannett | Voy, Brynn | Buckley, David S | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Essington, Michael E | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

ANSC 484 - Poultry Management
3 credit hour(s)

Integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. Structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and improvement programs. Management evaluated in terms of production responses and economic returns.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : Any two of ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, or ANSC 380.
(RE) Corequisite(s): ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, and ANSC 380.

Yang Zhao image
360 Brehm Animal Science Building
2506 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-4574
Education and Training
  • PhD, Animal Sciences, General, Other, 2011
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Yang Zhao

Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Yang Zhao image
360 Brehm Animal Science Building
2506 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-4574
Education and Training
  • PhD, Animal Sciences, General, Other, 2011
Overview

I am an agricultural engineer and animal scientist. My research focuses on precision poultry farming that addresses challenges in poultry production regarding smart sensoring, robotics, behavior monitoring, welfare assessment, airborne transmission of pathogens, and environment management. I serve as the chair and member in several academic and award committees of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and is an associate editor of the Transactions of the ASABE. I am the awardee of ASABE Sunkist Young Designer Award, AOC Early Career Award, and Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award. Other recognitions of my work include ASABE Superior Paper Awards, Poultry Science Highly Cited Paper of the Year, Poultry Science Article of Editor’s Choice, and ASABE Outstanding Reviewer.

Research Focus

Precision Poultry Farming, Poultry Environment, Air Quality

Teaching Focus

Poultry Management (ANSC 484), Introduction to Animal Handling and Management (ANSC 250), Global Animal Agriculture Systems and Society (ANSC 150).

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: McLean, Amanda | Eash, Neal | Edwards, J. Lannett | Voy, Brynn | Buckley, David S | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Essington, Michael E | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

ANSC 484 - Poultry Management
3 credit hour(s)

Integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. Structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and improvement programs. Management evaluated in terms of production responses and economic returns.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : Any two of ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, or ANSC 380.
(RE) Corequisite(s): ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, and ANSC 380.

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