Chad Stahl

Steward of the Future: Chad Stahl

Focusing on the impact of certain stem cells on lifetime fat, muscle and bone growth in pigs, Dr. Chad Stahl’s research has implications for human nutrition and related conditions such as osteoporosis and obesity. In this short YouTube video, the animal scientist discusses his work.

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Extension Agent Kevin Welch

Still the farmer’s best friend

Nowhere is NC State University’s reach into every corner of the state more evident than through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

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Linda Hanley-Bowdoin

Improving the cassava plant

Cassava is Africa’s number two crop and a major source of calories for 700 million people, but it’s highly susceptible to pathogens such as cassava mosaic disease. With African colleagues and students, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin of NC State University’s College of Agriculture conducts basic research aimed at gaining a better basic molecular-level understanding of viruses and how they affect cassava.

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Fall armyworm on a corn leaf.

Something resistant this way comes: an insect mystery

In fall 2013, Dr. Dominic Reisig got a phone call from a farmer in rural Hyde County. The farmer was growing corn, and it was literally falling apart in the field. What was going on? Reisig, an entomologist at NC State University, is a sort of science detective who specializes in insects that pose a threat to crops. And the farmer had presented him with a mystery.

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Grant will help researchers improve sweetpotatoes, a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa.

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

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.

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Avid apiculture students, master beekeepers are among late professor’s legacies

Dr. John Ambrose with student

Dr. John Thomas Ambrose — a popular College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor, NC State University administrator and bee authority – passed away in January after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 70.

You Decide: What Are the Impacts of Tax Changes?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

There has been much research by academics and others trying to establish a linkage between state tax rates and state economic growth, says Mike Walden. He discusses why the findings have not been consistent – and in some cases have been contradictory.

Food safety course helps managers ensure quality

Cartwright and video crew

A certificate program for food safety managers, developed NC State’s DELTA distance learning group, helps develop employees trained to ensure the safety and quality of the food we eat.

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

Redbud salad

Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).

Currituck wins national honor for green initiative

A stormwater pond constructed as part of the Currituck Goes Green initative

Currituck County has won a national award for its efforts to maintain healthy coastal and ocean resources through a green initiative spearheaded in part by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

Guy Collins (left) and Keith Edmisten

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.

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