North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.
Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.
$2 million gift from Gail and Joe Dunn to N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences funds new student leadership program
The late Adolph Warren of Sampson County’s Midway community, who served as a high-school agriculture teacher in the county for 30 years, was a 1952 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Warren’s legacy is being honored through a $2 million gift to the college from his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Joe Dunn of Raleigh, to establish the Adolph Warren Leadership Program Fund and Endowment.
Many forward thinkers believe we are on the cusp of another transformation in the economy. Mike Walden considers the possible areas of future economic growth that could take North Carolina along for the ride.
Should North Carolina offer incentives to attract a new auto-assembly factory and the benefits it could bring to the state? Mike Walden weighs the opposing viewpoints.
Winds of Change, the journal of the American Indian Society for Engineering and Science, named NC State — and the college’s Dr. Heike Sederoff in particular — as a leader in academic programs focused on sustainable energy.
Sept. 21-27 is officially National Farm Safety & Health Week, but Certified Safe Farm offers North Carolina farmers in 18 counties the opportunity to learn ways to take steps every day toward on-farm safety and health.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced that the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences has a new name: the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences.
Dr. Joe Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University, recently received the Friend of the Counties Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Forty years ago North Carolina was the nation’s fourth most rural state, but today more than 60 percent of the state’s people live in urban areas. What happened? And, will it continue? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
- Dr. Marshall Stewart discusses CALS' new leadership initiatives (WUNC-TV)
- Experts share food safety best practices (Nation's Restaurant News)
- GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off (AGprofessional)
- NCSU gets $12.4 million from Gates Foundation to improve the sweet potato (News & Observer)
- Sugar price supports are not so sweet (U.S. News & World Report)