In a tall oak at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, CALS student Alex Burnette practices for the PLANET arboriculture climbing competition.

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

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.

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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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Upcoming NC State Borlaug Lecture honors green revolution pioneer

Thomas Lumpkin, director of CIMMYT, the international maize and wheat improvement center in Mexico,

Dr. Thomas Lumpkin of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will headline the 2015 Borlaug Lecture, an annual event hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at NC State University to honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution.”

Burkholder honored for fisheries conservation

Award presentation

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, CALS Department of Applied Ecology, received the Fred A. Harris Fisheries Conservation Award, the highest honor given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Bio and ag engineering student nets third at research symposium

Messer with poster

Tiffany Messer, a graduate student in biological and agricultural engineering, placed third in the Agricultural and Natural Resources category at the 10th annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

“Almanac Gardener” enters new season

Bill Lord, Karen Neill, Jeana Myers, Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener,” a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, begins its 32nd season this Saturday (April 4).

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.

Economic Perspectives

Did the stimulus work?

Even five years past the recession, there’s still debate about the federal stimulus plan begun in 2009. Some say it was essential to preventing the recession from being worse than it was, while others say it was a waste of money. Is there any resolution to this debate? NC State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.

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