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Animal Production and Protection
Silverstein, Jeffrey
Deputy Administrator
jeff.silverstein@ars.usda.gov
301-504-4700
USDA, ARS, Office of National Programs
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

Mission:
The mission of animal production and protection national programs is to improve the health, well-being, and efficiency of livestock, poultry, and aquatic food animals to ensure a productive and safe food supply. Emphasis is placed on germplasm characterization, improvement, and conservation; understanding the mechanisms of disease resistance, and the development of tools to prevent, control, or eradicate diseases that threaten our food supply or public health; and identifying and developing sustainable systems for production of high quality meat, milk, and eggs.

  National Programs
    Animal Production and Protection
People:
Bernier, Ulrich Uli
(301) 504-4736

National Program Leader
Boarman, Janice
(301) 504-4764

Program Analyst
Gay, Cyril
(301) 504-4786

National Program Leader
Halsey, Tira
(301) 504-4576

Program Analyst
Harper, Susan
(301) 504-6245

Veterinary Medical Officer/Animal Care and Use Program Officer
Kosecki, Stanislaw Stan
(301) 504-6964

Librarian
Kozlovac, Joseph
(301) 504-4734

Biological Safety Specialist
Motroni, Roxann
(301) 504-5771

National Program Leader
Rexroad, Caird
(301) 504-5925

National Program Leader
Silverstein, Jeffrey
(301) 504-4700

Deputy Administrator
Vallet, Jeffrey Jeff
(301) 504-5774

National Program Leader Food Animal Production
Williams, Venelda
(301) 504-7987

Secretary (Office Automation)