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‘Father of Green Chemistry’ will give Borlaug Lecture Oct. 4

Paul Anastas

Dr. Paul Anastas, recognized as the “Father of Green Chemistry” and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will deliver the fifth Borlaug Lecture at N.C. State University on October 4, 3:30 p.m., in the N.C. State Talley Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.

REACH: News tips from the land to the lab

REACH for September 2010

In this month’s news tips from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, learn about the debut of new degrees, the strawberry dream team and the return of “In the Garden” to the airwaves.

Sweet Potato Field Day takes place Oct. 14

Dr. Ken Pecota is among the scientists to discuss their latest research at the 2010 N.C. Sweet Potato Field Day.

The latest North Carolina research related to sweet potatoes will be the focus of an Oct. 14 field day at the Cunningham Research and Education Center in Kinston. Participants will hear about such topics as development of new varieties and the latest in weed control and insect management issues. And they will even have the chance to sample sweet potato beer and chips.

Bioenergy field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford

Dr. Ratna Sharma-Shivappa is among the presenters at this year's N.C. bioenergy field day.

Hear what N.C. State University scientists have to say about some of the most promising N.C. crops for bioenergy during a field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford.

Wimberley named 2010 Distinguished Rural Sociologist

Dr. Ronald Wimberley, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of sociology and anthropology at N.C. State University, has been named 2010 Distinguished Rural Sociologist by the Rural Sociological Society. Wimberley received the society’s highest recognition in August at its 73rd annual meeting in Atlanta.

NC 4-H is ‘Hungry to Help’

The North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program is teaming up with the Food Banks of North Carolina to promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina and to make an impact in local communities through a new hunger awareness initiative called Hungry to Help.

Scientists, chefs cook up partnership to grow N.C. agriculture

Jeremy Pattison (left) and Mark Allison

KANNAPOLIS, NC – N.C. State University agricultural researchers and Johnson & Wales University culinary professionals and students are working together in a first-of-its-kind project to breed a better strawberry for North Carolina.

YOU DECIDE: When will bank lending bounce back?

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

Businesses need loans to expand, and new businesses need loans to start. But banks aren’t lending. Mike Walden discusses why banks aren’t lending.

CALS Tailgate 2010 – still the biggest and best!

Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds was the spacious site of CALS Tailgate 2010.

More than 1,100 CALS alumni and friends celebrated the tradition on Sept. 4, as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences held its 19th annual football tailgate event at Dorton Arena on the state fairgrounds.

N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships

Students from across the state have received 4-H scholarships from the North Carolina 4-H Foundation to attend institutions of higher learning. During the recent State 4-H Congress held in Raleigh, the foundation awarded more than $130,000 in 4-H scholarships for this academic year.

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