Twenty-Five Years of CEFS: Strong Roots, Sustained Growth
Twenty-five years ago, NC State joined with N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to set up the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Supported in part by private donations, the center is now known internationally for its work on sustainable agriculture and food systems.
AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer of Tomorrow
Supported in part by private giving, NC State's Agricultural Institute offers two-year degrees that prepare graduates to work in agriculture. Bailee Arnold is an AGI alum, and she's now managing a 4,000-head sow farm at Maxwell Foods in Goldsboro. Arnold, recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow, jokes that AGI helped "hog tie" her brain with regard to agricultural work.
Crop Resilience Is Focus of New Interdisciplinary Research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has announced the funding of the Collaborative Crop Resilience Project, a $30 million collaborative project between NC State and three Danish institutions. The goal: to harness microbes in ways that make crops more resilient against environmental stresses while reducing the need for chemical treatments and irrigation. The study will focus on wheat.
From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State
Supported in part by private donations, a team of specialists with NC State Extension is working to keep the state's finicky strawberry crop growing stong.
Economic Perspective: Coming up Short on Savings
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist Mike Walden, who teaches and writes on personal finance, economic outlook and public policy, discusses a new report about how much the average American is saving.
New Class of William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Selected
Six professors in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Progessors: Jose Alonso, Carolyn Dunn, Rob Dunn, Amy Grunden, James Walgenbach and Todd Wehner. The professorship is one of the college's highest honors, created to recognize outstanding scholars, leaders, teachers and mentors.
NC State Honors Outstanding Faculty
NC State recognized more than 30 faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the university community in teaching, research and engagement during the 2019 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 1. Among those honored were Donald Bitzer, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science, and Youngsoo "Richard" Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, who received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, NC State’s highest award recognizing faculty achievement.
Extension Helps Partners With Tailored Solutions for Physical Activity, Healthy Eating
Four North Carolina counties with some of the state’s highest adult obesity rates are quietly gaining traction on solutions. Through NC State Extension’s Health Matters project, they have increased education and access to healthy foods and physical activity and built local partnerships to sustain progress. Supported in part by private donations, NC State Extension extends knowledge from CALS faculty to farmers, families and citizens in every North Carolina county.
Day in the Life: Monica Richmond
Monica RIchmond, a senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is involved in several privately-supported initiatives on campus, including the University Honors Program. See how Monica spends her day as a senior in CALS.
Arboretum’s Annual Garden Party, Rare Plant Auction Coming Up
Proceeds from the May 5 event will benefit daily operations of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Launched over 25 years ago, the annual festivities feature food and drink, live entertainment, plus silent and live auctions of items ranging from rare and collectible plants to unique travel opportunities and garden ornaments.