The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.
Endowments from Dr. George Kriz and his wife, Rhoda, will benefit CALS faculty and the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and will fund a distinguished professorship in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as several traditional agriculture distinguished professorships.
Dr. Thomas Lumpkin of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will headline the 2015 Borlaug Lecture, an annual event hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at NC State University to honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution.”
Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, CALS Department of Applied Ecology, received the Fred A. Harris Fisheries Conservation Award, the highest honor given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
Tiffany Messer, a graduate student in biological and agricultural engineering, placed third in the Agricultural and Natural Resources category at the 10th annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.
“Almanac Gardener,” a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, begins its 32nd season this Saturday (April 4).
Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is retiring effective July 1.
Beginning farmers and growers considering new enterprises now have a new place to start: the NC Farm School website.
Even five years past the recession, there’s still debate about the federal stimulus plan begun in 2009. Some say it was essential to preventing the recession from being worse than it was, while others say it was a waste of money. Is there any resolution to this debate? NC State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.
- Cooperative Extension team honored (Charlotte Observer)
- Honey bees and butterflies vital for produce production (WECT-TV)
- North Carolina cotton industry leader leaves legacy of leadership and learning (Stanly News & Press)
- This is what science looks like: Angel Cruz (NC State University Abstract)
- U.S. poultry flocks stricken by deadly new bird flu (Toronto Star)