Bill Collins (left) and Windell Talley stand by the CALS Distinguished Alumni display.

Collins, Talley named 2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni

Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.

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Dunn family and CALS administrators at the endowment signing event

$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.

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Dr. Mike Boyette (right) and BAE research engineer Justin Macialek have collaborated on the technologies to be used in the new sweet potato processing facility near Nashville.

Orange Gold

The ongoing efforts of College researchers soon will yield a huge financial harvest for sweet potato growers and processors: The ground has been broken for a future $20 million sweet potato processing facility in eastern North Carolina.

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A preschooler uses the assessment tool developed by Drs. Goodell and Carraway-Stage, to indicate her liking of particular fruits and vegetables.

Yucky or yummy? New method developed by N.C. State researchers gauges kids’ liking of fruits and vegetables

Drs. Suzie Goodell and Virginia Carraway-Stage developed an innovative pictorial method to assess preschoolers’ liking of familiar fruits and vegetables. The project was featured in the journal Appetite in April 2014. In the months following publication, it has garnered national and international attention.

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service held a listening session for its employees and others during the State Extension Conference in Raleigh Nov. 6, 2013.

N.C. Cooperative Extension Service announces strategic plan

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization by targeting its strengths, improving access to services across the state and refocusing resources to support its refined core areas. Dr. Joe Zublena, director of the Extension Service at N.C. State, presented the plan to Extension employees across the state via a webinar on August 12.

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You Decide: Will They Still Come?

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

The “people magnet” that North Carolina has become is largely responsible for its rapid population and economic expansion. But will this growth continue?

NC Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit examines industry innovations, challenges and the future of food

Joel Bourne

Food and agricultural experts from around the nation will join North Carolina peers at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh Nov. 18 and 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of technologies and policies affecting food production. Joel Bourne, Jr., contributing writer with National Geographic, will deliver one of the keynote addresses, “The End of Plenty.”

You Decide: What are the tradeoffs where we live?

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

Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.

CALS department has new name, focus

photo of child holding apple

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.

Zublena named “Friend of the Counties” by NC Association of County Commissioners

Dr. Joe Zublena, left, receives the "Friend of the Counties" award at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

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.

JCEP recognizes N.C. Cooperative Extension Facilitation Team

People talking at a table.

The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) has selected the N.C. Cooperative Extension Facilitation Team as one of two recipients for the JCEP Excellence in Teamwork Award and as a presenter for the 2015 JCEP Conference in Las Vegas.

Economic Perspectives

Tradeoffs in where we live

The television program House Hunters on HGTV follows first-time homebuyers in their quest to find the perfect home. Host Mary Walden asks her husband NC State economist Mike Walden, “Besides being entertaining, are there some good economic lessons in this show?”

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