College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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.

Dec 3, 2018

Defining the Future of CRISPR

Food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou has advanced genetic research across a wide range of fields, but his masterpiece, CRISPR, is one of the hottest buzzwords in science today. The Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research and his team have been using different CRISPR sequences to vaccinate dairy bacteria against thousands of common dairy viruses.

Dec 3, 2018

Returning Farmer Benefits from NC Farm School

Supported in part by gifts to the NC Cooperative Extension Ag Programs Foundation, the NC Farm School is helping increase the number of sustainable and economically viable farms in North Carolina. Ben Sharpe has seen the benefits firsthand through education and support from a mentor as he contemplates whether or not to expand his farm in Wilson County.

Oct 9, 2018

Economic Perspective: Top Five Questions

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Mike Walden gets a lot of questions about the economy, but five seem to come up most often. Walden's latest Economic Perspective takes a look at topics that everyone is curious about.

Oct 2, 2018

“What Can I Do To Be Marketable?”: Bayer CropScience’s Katelyn Thomas

Katelyn Thomas, one of the first graduates of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' STEAM program and recipient of a number of CALS scholarships, has leveraged her student internships into a rewarding career at Bayer CropScience.

Oct 2, 2018

4-H Helps Teen Grow A Business — And A Career

When 4-H'er Victoria Robbey started Outer Banks Kettle Corn in 2008, the 9-year-old could barely reach the cash register. Now, at 19, Victoria juggles the demands of college and running a business. She plans to attend NC State to gain skills that will help her expand a part-time job into a career.

Sep 25, 2018

Sister Act

Led by Brooke and Catherine — both College of Agriculture and Life Sciences grads — the five Harward sisters have already learned the keys to running their own business. Their entrepreneurial efforts started with a cow named Blackbird and evolved into a registered Angus beef operation in Richfield. Catherine, a Park Scholar, and her siblings are determined to "go big" and take their business to the next level.

Sep 25, 2018

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Names 2018 Outstanding Alumni

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering has named Nicole Bridgers, a member of the BAE Advisory Board, and Ray Best, board member for the NC Agriculture Foundation and the NC 4-H Development Fund, as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni.