Steven Lukefahr, Regents Professor
Dr. Lukefahr received his B.S. degree in Animal Science at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville [TAMUK]). In 1982, he completed his graduate education at Oregon State University, where he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Breeding & Genetics. Raising rabbits as a youngster, he had the good fortune of being affiliated with the Rabbit Research Center at OSU. From 1983 to 1985, he was employed by Heifer International where he worked in Cameroon, West Africa, developing a grass-roots level, meat rabbit program for rural farmers. From 1985 to present, he has served as a professor at Alabama A&M University and at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, he has trained many students who now work in developing countries. Dr. Lukefahr is co-author of the popular book, Rabbit Production. He is also the author of a new book edition of Developing Sustainable Rabbit Projects (Heifer International Publishers), a book that has been used in training programs and by institutions in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. He has collaborated with many rabbit scientists from developing countries. Dr. Lukefahr has published over 150 articles in international journals and papers in conference proceedings. Dr. Lukefahr has worked in over 25 developing countries where he has assisted efforts in developing sustainable meat rabbit projects targeted at low income families. His most recent trip was to Haiti last summer where evaluated the status of a major rabbit project. In 1997, in recognition for his humanitarian services, he received the coveted International Animal Agriculture Bouffalt Award by the American Society of Animal Science. From 2004-2008, he served as President of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA), and presently holds the WRSA office of General Secretary for Developing Countries. Outreach programs focus on small-scale and sustainable rabbit production systems that largely utilize renewable resources, which can be adopted by families in south Texas and throughout the developing world.
Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences
Kleberg Ag 115
MSC 228 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Personal Website: http://users.tamuk.edu/kfsdl00/index.html
This page was last updated on: January 30, 2012