Charles R Stark
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist - Feed Millingcharles_stark@ncsu.edu
B.S. (1988) Animal Science, Kansas State University
M.S. (1990) Grain Science, Kansas State University
Ph.D. (1994) Grain Science, Kansas State University
FM 480 Feed Quality Assurance and Formulation
FM 580 Feed and Ingredient Quality Assurance
FM/PO/ANS 425 Feed Manufacturing Technology
FM/NTR 525 Advanced Feed Science and Technology
FM 460 Feed Mill Operations and Leadership
FM 494 Feed Mill Learning Experience
FM 594 Advance Feed Mill Practicum
NCSU Graduate Program
Dr. Stark is the Feed Science program coordinator and liaison for the Feed Mill Education Unit located at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory. The Feed Science program at NC State is recognized both nationally and internationally by the feed industry and animal industries for its teaching, research, and extension programs. A primary focus of the Feed Mill Education Unit is the training of the next generation of feed industry leaders through student internships and extension workshops. His extension program provides outreach in the areas of feed safety, quality assurance, and feed processing technology to the citizens of North Carolina, the United States, and people throughout the world. The emphasis of his current research is the testing of new products and feed manufacturing processes that allow animal agriculture to efficiently produce a safe food supply of meat, milk, and eggs.
Stark, C.R. and C.G. Chewning. 2012. The effect of sieve agitators and dispersing agent on the method of determining and expressing fineness of feed materials by sieving. Anim. Prod. Sci. 52: 69 - 72.
Hu, B., C.R. Stark, and J. Brake. 2012. Evaluation of crumble and pellet quality on broiler performance and gizzard weight. J. Anim. Vet. Advances 11:2453-2458.
Shields, M.C., E. van Heugten, J. Odle, and C.R. Stark. 2012. Impact of crude glycerol on feed milling characteristics of swine diets. Anim. Feed Sci. Tech. 175: 3 193-197.
Stark, C. R. 2011. Feed mill key performance indicators. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Bulletin FM-003W.
Stark, C. R. 2010. Feed quality assurance programs for feed mills. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Bulletin FM-002W.
Dr. Stark has 12 years of industry experience in feed manufacturing and quality assurance. He has helped companies develop and implement quality assurance programs during his tenure at the university. Dr. Stark routinely makes presentation on the impact that feed manufacturing has on animal performance. He has worked with companies throughout the United States and the world to improve the efficiency of their feed milling operations and quality of their manufactured feed.