CALS faculty will benefit from endowments created by Dr. George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz.

$4.5-million estate gift will fund multiple faculty-support endowments

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.

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Randy Weisz and Wes Everman

Growing the Grain Industry

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

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Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

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Boller with two students

High-Order Thinking

With help from a CALS scientist, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab.

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Dr. Brett Hartis with hydrilla

Strange Invader

Extension takes on hydrilla, the ‘King Kong of aquatic weeds.’

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You Decide: Are there easy answers to key economic questions?

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

Mike Walden provides answers to the four economic questions asked most often by his audiences statewide.

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Ag Awareness Day

Podium shot with five people

March 18 was an historic day, as an estimated 1,600 people turned out at the state capital in downtown Raleigh to celebrate and raise awareness of agriculture in North Carolina, a $78 billion business, and new efforts to grow N.C. agriculture to a $100 billion industry.

Vilsack charges stakeholders at workshop on coexistence

Vilsack at podium

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was among the speakers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Stakeholder’s Workshop on Coexistence held at NC State last week.

Zublena, Cooperative Extension Service director, retires July 1

Dr. Joe Zublena describes himself as a "product of Extension."

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.

New website links new and transitioning growers to farm schools 

Neil Shore shows Piedmont Farm School participants his winegrape vineyards.

Beginning farmers and growers considering new enterprises now have a new place to start: the NC Farm School website.

Officials break ground for new 4-H camp building

Artists Rendition

An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina’s Sandhills region.

Economic Perspectives

Okun’s law

In most disciplines the word law is reserved for really important relationships or findings. In economics, there is something called Okun’s Law. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what it means.

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