College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mar 19, 2019

#GivingPack: 03.27.19

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.

Mar 12, 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.

Mar 12, 2019

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.

Mar 4, 2019

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.

Feb 25, 2019

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.

Feb 19, 2019

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.

Feb 12, 2019

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.

Jan 8, 2019  |  Impact

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.

Dec 18, 2018

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.

Dec 3, 2018

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.