Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by private support. Learn more about how donors who join us in #GivingPack change the future for NC State — and the world — and mark your calendar for the first-ever NC State Day of Giving on March 27, 2019.
Smithfield Foods Supports Soldier to Agriculture Program
The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods Inc., has given $200,000 to help support NC State's Soldier to Agriculture Program, a partnership between the Agricultural Institute and the career center at Fort Bragg.
Plant Sciences Launch Director’s Report
This year will be a monumental one for the Plant Sciences Initiative. Learn more about how NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is preparing to address the grand challenges of an ever-changing world – and about opportunities for getting involved.
Stuber Retiring as Head of Plant Breeding Consortium
Charles Stuber, who joined the NC State faculty in 1965, has made tremendous contributions to both science and education, and his work has helped lay the groundwork for the Plant Sciences Initiative. He and his wife, Marilyn, also have generously supported the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as donors, including through the establishment of a distinguished professorship.
From Shy Guy to Public Speaking Champ: FFA State Officer Ty Meyer
Ty Meyer is a state FFA officer, traveling the state representing 20,000 high school and middle school FFA members. He’s also a first-year Jefferson Scholar in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State, double-majoring in political science and agricultural business management.
New Project Supports Beginner Meat Producers in NC
NC Choices has launched a new project aiming to increase the number of beginning farmers in North Carolina raising meat in pasture-based or silvopasture systems. Project funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. Supported in part by private donations, NC Choices promotes sustainable food systems by advancing the local, niche and pasture-based meat supply chain.
Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the world's most influential scientific societies. Barrangou is a pioneer in the discovery of the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR.
From Factory Floor to First-Generation College Student . . . To Graduation
An inspiring story culminated last month as Selena Ibarra celebrated her graduation in animal science. A former factory worker in Sampson County, oldest of 11 siblings and the first in her family to attend college, the Bone Scholar earned her way through the Agricultural Institute in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Next Up: AmeriCorps
A conversation with graduating senior Kati Scruggs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a Park Scholar and the 2016 Leader of the Pack.
Like Son, Like Father
Inspired by his son Lewis' bequest to benefit NC State's Apiculture Science Fund, College of Engineering alumnus Jim Cauble decided to create a scholarship fund through his own planned gift. His gift will also support areas of interest to his children, making philanthropy a Cauble family tradition.