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. Gary Roberson

Steward of the Future: Gary Roberson

All-terrain wheelchairs, truck lifts and garden scooters are among the solutions the North Carolina AgrAbility partnership has designed to help disabled farmers remain productive. Extension specialist and associate professor Dr. Gary Roberson, of North Carolina State University, discusses the program and the impact of student design projects for these farmers.

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You Decide: Should We Borrow for Roads and Buildings?

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

Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.

A Garden Festival for All Ages Returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum April 11

Visitors can get great ideas for their home gardens and landscapes at the Raulston Blooms! festival.

Residents from across the Triangle can celebrate the return of spring in a big way at the third annual Raulston Blooms!

Howling Cow’s pink ice cream will support Hoops 4Hope

cup of ice cream

Basketball fans attending the 10th annual NC State Wolfpack women’s Hoops 4Hope game on Sunday, Feb. 22, will wear their traditional pink, but they’ll also have a chance to eat a little pink for a good cause. NC State University Howling Cow® Ice Cream will debut a one-time edition flavor, “Kay Yow Pink Peppermint,” at the 10th Annual Hoops 4Hope basketball game

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 at http://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu/.

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.

Retired Extension administrator, long-time agricultural advocate dies at 84

Studio Portrait of Dr. Paul Dew

Dr. Paul Dew, retired North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension administrator and a leader in the state’s agricultural community for four decades, passed away Feb. 10. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Raleigh. Dew worked for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for 32 years, serving at all levels, from agricultural agent to interim director.

Economic Perspectives

The Google announcement

Google made big news recently when the tech giant announced it would bring super-high speed internet service to the Triangle and Charlotte regions. NC State University economist Mike Walden comments on the significance of that announcement.

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