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Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez: CALS scholar and activist

Guadalupe Arce

Freshman biological sciences major Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez, originally from Mexico, is among CALS’ first class of Dale and Genia Bone Scholars. The scholarship goes to selected farmworkers or their dependents.

Bryce Lane to host campus plant walk, April 16

Bryce Lane

Bryce Lane, undergraduate coordinator in the Horticultural Science Department and host of the Emmy Award-winning show In the Garden on WUNC-TV, will lead participants on a tour describing the plants and trees on N.C. State University’s North Campus at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16.

Science behind sustainable ag is conference theme

Focusing on the science behind sustainable agricultural systems, the 2011 Nusbaum Conference at N.C. State University features leaders in a broad area of agriculture and related subjects. Michael Specter, award-winning writer for the New Yorker, is the keynote speaker.

New plant breeding technology is topic of Wernsman Lecture

Geoff Graham, senior director of North America Maize Product Development for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., will deliver the 11th annual Earl A. Wernsman Seminar on April 8, 2 p.m., in 216 Mann Hall, N.C. State University. The student-arranged lecture is sponsored by the Crop Science Graduate Student Association.

YOU DECIDE: Is the economic recovery ‘normal’?

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

The economic recession of 2007-09 was unusually harsh; it’s been called The Great Recession. So what’s the recovery like? Mike Walden discusses.

Matt Silliman remembered with 4-H Camp Millstone meditation garden

On Saturday, March 19, 4-H Camp Millstone will host a tree planting and dedicate a meditation garden in memory of Matthew Silliman, who was a 4-H’er and counselor at the camp. Silliman’s life was taken by youth violence in November 2008.

Louws to direct Center for Integrated Pest Management

Dr. Frank Louws has been named director of N.C. State University’s Center for Integrated Pest Management. Louws is a professor of plant pathology and has been a faculty member at N.C. State since 1996. He earned a doctorate from Michigan State University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada.

Yelverton named ‘Most Influential’

Dr. Fred Yelverton, professor of crop science and North Carolina Cooperative Extension specialist, has been named one of the 20 Most Influential People in the Green Industry for 2010.

JC Raulston Arboretum presents “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” program for kids

The JC Raulston Arboretum is on Beryl Road in Raleigh

Media contact: Anne Porter, director of development for the JC Raulston Arboretum, 919-513-3826 WHAT: The first-ever “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” program at the JC Raulston Arboretum will introduce children to the natural world and encourage exploration of plants, insects and soil. The family program is best for children ages 5 to 9, and parents/caregivers must [...]

Farm Animal Days to educate, delight

holding baby chicks at NC State's Farm Animal Days

The College’s annual “throw open the barn doors” event, Farm Animal Days, takes place March 16-18 at the Beef Education Unit off Lake Wheeler Road. A wonderful event for children, activities include demonstrations of shorn sheep, touch the animals (including sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs and the famous chick pen), a chance to practice roping, tractors [...]

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