Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has been named the first David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor.
CALS’ Agricultural Institute is offering an international agribusiness, law and culture tour that will take participants to England, France and Wales from March 5 to 13, 2011. It’s open to CALS students, parents and alumni as well as faculty and staff. More information is available in a PDF that’s available online.
Mark your calendars for the 19th annual CALS Career Expo, “Unleash Your Potential,” on Thursday, Oct. 28!
The selection of degrees to pursue has increased by two for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University — a bachelor of science degree in genetics and a master’s degree in environmental assessment. The new degree in genetics will be the first major in genetics in the UNC system. The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree is designed as a completely online degree.
Unemployment compensation is the main way we help the unemployed. But some economists say the current unemployment compensation system isn’t working. North Carolina State University Economist Mike Walden discusses the issue.
Four organizations were recently named 2010 North Carolina 4-H Partners in Excellence: Carolina Farm Credit, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, NC SPIN and the North Carolina State Grange. “The spirit of service and unselfish leadership of these organizations allows 4-H to tackle real-world issues like hunger, environmental stewardship, sustainable energy, youth health and obesity, and [...]
On Aug. 2, Gov. Beverly Perdue announced a package of programs, the Family Farm Innovation Fund, to help North Carolina farmers rebound from the recession.
Two Kannapolis teachers hoping to connect their students with real-world science at its best are spending their summer break at the N.C. Research Campus. Since the spring, they’ve been picking blackberries and raspberries at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, assisting with a national study on watermelon health benefits, and learning in state-of-the-art labs with a horticultural science researcher.
For 20 years, N.C. State University horticultural science students have made a strong showing at a national landscape industry competition – PLANET student competitions — and along the way they’ve raised nearly half a million dollars to support their travels.
A North Carolina State University workshop focusing on how local, state and regional businesses and communities can recycle and re-use water to save money and replenish the local water supply will be held Aug. 24-26 in Greensboro.