- Charles Long
- Professor & Resident Director, Animal Breeding & Genetics
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S., Louisiana State University
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Dr. Charles Long is professor and resident director of Research at the Research and Extension Center at Overton. He is also a member of the animal genetics section in the Department of Animal Science. He received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Long plans, organizes and directs the agricultural research activities of the Overton Center, which focuses on horticulture, forages and livestock research. Emphasis is placed on scientific leadership, management of research programs and clientele interaction; research activities are coordinated with counterpart Extension programs.
Long is a former director of the American Society of Animal Science, and served as president of the Southern Section in 1988. He also served on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee at Texas A&M University. Currently, he is a committee member on the Committee for Assessment of Animal Agricultural Research and the Agricultural Program Management Committee, and he chairs the Agriculture Program East Regional Council. He is also a member of the Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Professional memberships include the American Society of Animal Science, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the Louisiana State University Block and Bridle Alumni Association, the Overton Rotary Club, the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology, Alpha Zeta, Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa.