A Vision for Doing Good
Layne Baker, a first-generation college student from rural North Carolina graduating in December, used his time at NC State and in the Caldwell Fellows program to show others in a similar situation that college is attainable for them as well.
Veterans on the Farm
The number of military veterans taking part in the North Carolina Farm School, an annual NC State Extension program that helps new and aspiring growers learn more about agriculture, is on the rise. The program, which has been supported by individual donors and groups like the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, is aimed at increasing sustainable and economically viable farms in the state.
Three from NC State Named Fellows of Inventors Academy
Three NC State innovators in the fields of food safety and computer networking have been recognized by the National Academy of Inventors: Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research; Kenneth R. Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences; and Carlos Pignataro, an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Learn more about their work.
Advancing Hemp Research
NC State University’s efforts to help farmers realize the hemp crop’s potential recently got a funding boost from Pyxus International Inc., a global agricultural company headquartered in Morrisville. NC State Extension specialists Angela Post and Brian Whipker are undertaking extensive studies to identify and quantify how hemp plants' overall growth, as well as the quantity and quality of CBD found in the flowers, can be affected by different farming practices.
Scoop, Eat and Learn at New Dairy Education Center and Creamery
NC State held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony and ice cream social Oct. 30 at the new Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery. Funding and gifts from the dairy farmers, processors and other philanthropic entities were integral in the creation of the new center.
A ‘Big Red Letter’ Changed Everything
Nutrition science major Dorcas Mabiala’s extraordinary experiences at NC State have included undergraduate research and involvement with the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, University Tutorial Center and TRIO Support Services.
Donor Spotlight: Joe and Debbie Gordon
STEAM was created in 2013 as part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ multipronged Farm to Philanthropy effort. Initiated by a gift from Joe and Debbie Gordon and supported by additional donors, the program expands access to the university.
Moonlight in the Garden Coming Up
Experience NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum after dark during next month's Moonlight in the Garden event. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits — they're all back. Proceeds benefit daily operations of the arboretum; Moonlight in the Garden is cosponsored by and fundraising efforts operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc.
Scissors and Shovels: A Year of Transformation for CALS
It’s the largest infrastructure expansion in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences history: In the space of one year, six major CALS building projects have broken ground or opened their doors. More are on the way. In addition to multiyear new construction like the NC State University Plant Sciences Building, there are important smaller projects, including the transformational gifts and naming of the E. Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit and the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens.
The Power of Giving: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (and CALS Alum) Carroll Joyner
Since graduating in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in animal science, E. Carroll Joyner has become one of NC State’s most generous and lauded philanthropists. He holds an honorary doctorate, and the university’s visitor center carries his name. Most recently, the E. Carroll Joyner Beef Unit at Lake Wheeler Laboratories was named in a Sept. 14 ceremony.