Tim Kurt, DVM, Ph.D.


Scientific program director


Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

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Technology presentation
SMART broiler project and egg tech prize

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has two initiatives targeting significant poultry industry issues, the SMART Broiler project and the Egg Tech Prize. Learn more about the status of these initiatives during this presentation.


Tim Kurt builds research collaborations between industry, government, university and non-profit partners to address critical challenges facing science and agriculture. His programs at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) include the International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA), the Egg-Tech Prize, SMART broiler and ROAR — a mechanism for rapid research in the face of emerging disease threats. He is passionate about advancing human and animal well-being through science. Kurt is a graduate of the DVM/Ph.D. combined degree program at Colorado State University, where he studied infectious and neurodegenerative diseases of livestock, wildlife and humans. Prior to joining FFAR, he worked as a Research Scientist at the Center for Veterinary Sciences and Comparative Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he was the lead investigator on awards from the NIH, the Morris Animal Foundation and the AVMA/AVMF.

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