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.
Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.
$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.
Throughout the summer, the Business Center Implementation Team and CALS Business employees have been hard at work, honing their skills and developing new processes for the new Business Center model.
Walnuts are known to be a rich source of disease-fighting nutrients; they are often labeled a “superfood” and are key components of the Mediterranean diet. Yet as much as science has revealed about the health benefits of walnuts, their phytochemical makeup in large has remained a mystery to this point.
North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most non-urban states in the country. Today, the majority of North Carolinians live in urban areas – or, as some call them, metropolitan areas.
Sept. 21-27 is officially National Farm Safety & Health Week, but Certified Safe Farm offers North Carolina farmers in 18 counties the opportunity to learn ways to take steps every day toward on-farm safety and health.
Gross Farms in Lee County will join N.C. Cooperative Extension’s centennial celebration this fall. Guests to their agritourism operation make their way through a 15-acre corn maze cut in the shape of Extension’s centennial logo beginning Sept. 20.
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.
Over the last two decades, even before the recession, job growth has been slower in the United States than it was in earlier years. Some say that’s been the result of foreign imports. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the evidence.
- A day in the life of a farm manager (Change Your State blog)
- GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off (AGprofessional)
- Invasive hydrilla spreads rapidly in Eno River (News & Observer)
- NCSU gets $12.4 million from Gates Foundation to improve the sweet potato (News & Observer)
- The drone revolution is coming to U.S. agriculture (Business Insider)
- Triangle agricultural projects receive $1.4 million (Triangle Business Journal)