Soil: It’s much more than dirt. It’s a dynamic resource that supports nearly every form of life on Earth, and an exhibit at a Raleigh museum is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of its value and complexity. CALS scientists have been heavily involved.
In May, excitement builds across campus as our soon-to-be graduates parade in red commencement robes, and graduate degree candidates don their black robes and hoods. This spring, CALS will award 62 associate degrees (Agricultural Institute), 394 bachelor’s degrees and 140 graduate degrees.
An NC State University agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.
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.
Economist Mike Walden presents six principles that he believes represent a logical approach to investing.
We will have to be agile with our future educational and training systems. Mike Walden explains why.
This year’s gala theme was Stop and Smell the Roses, in commemoration of the completion of the Finley-Nottingham Rose Garden, which has been moved and enlarged.
There were gifts signifying agriculture and North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s influence across the state: bottles of wine and honey, jams and jellies, pickles and candies, a beautifully handmade Cherokee basket and more, all given by members of Extension’s State Advisory Council (SAC) in recognition of retiring state Extension director Dr. Joe Zublena’s service and dedication.
National 4-H Council has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and pursue a college education. The funds will support the successful Juntos 4-H program developed by N.C. Cooperative Extension.
Dr. Travis Burke has been named as interim associate dean of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service beginning July 1.
Most disciplines have their own jargon and terms, and economics is no exception. One such economic term is hand-to-mouth wealth. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what it is and why it’s important.
- Know the importance of timely post-emergence herbicide (Growing North Carolina)
- Plant growth regulators have a place in North Carolina wheat (Southeast Farm Press)
- Technological unemployment could mean 1.2 million fewer NC jobs (News & Observer)
- This is what science looks like: Angel Cruz (NC State University Abstract)