Professor Julius K. Hagan is an Associate Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana. He holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Cape Coast and a PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Quantitative Genetics and Genomics from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya. His area of research interest is indigenous livestock genetic resource conservation and improvement. He is currently working on the development of new rabbit breeds for Ghanaian farmers. He also holds a Certificate in Leadership in Agricultural Development.
He has been involved training, research and outreach work in livestock improvement for the past five years with special interest in poultry, goats and recently rabbits. He is also a member of the Ghana National Cattle Ranching Committee, the National Secretary of the Ghana Society of Animal Production (professional body of animal scientists in Ghana). He has been consulting for local and international organisations in the area of training and capacity building of livestock and poultry farmers. He is currently the Vice Dean of the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, the Coordinator of Radio and TV programmes as well as the Coordinator of Short Courses organized by the various Departments in the School of Agriculture, UCC.
He is a patron of the Church of Christ Campus Ministry (CCCM – University of Cape Coast Branch). He is a staunch member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ, Cape Coast and the chairman of the Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation Ministry of the Church. He is married with three children.