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Sociologist Ronald Wimberley, CALS faculty member for 40 years, dies

Picture of Dr. Ron Wimberley

Dr. Ronald C. Wimberley, William Neal Reynolds professor of sociology and a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty for 40 years, died Monday, July 26.

Croatian university representative visits CALS

Croatian visitor with Paul and Patricia

A new relationship between N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Croatian university offers opportunities for CALS students. N.C. State recently signed a memorandum of understanding with University of Zagreb in the Croatian capital, and in July, Ivana Prosinecki of Zagreb’s International Relations Office visited N.C. State to share information about what the university could offer for students here.

VetCAMP gives vet med preview

VetCAMP'ers listen as an N.C. State student counselor explains veterinary lab procedures.

The camp’s objective was to give the high-school students insight about careers in veterinary medicine and the many opportunities within the field, treating animals great and small – be they companion or farm animals, avian, exotic or wildlife.

10% Campaign tracks $5.7 million in sales

10% Campaign logo

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ statewide initiative to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote North Carolina’s farms and fisheries announced that more than $5.7 million in local foods expenditures have been reported by local individuals, organizations and institutions participating in the campaign.

YOU DECIDE: What are the basics of the debt debate?

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

Our national debt is stirring debate in Washington and around the nation. Mike Walden provides a primer.

National association honors four with CALS ties

Four people associated with N.C. State University won national awards recently at the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association’s annual conference in Lubbock, Texas.

Hunger prevention highlights State 4-H Congress, July 18-21

4-H's Hungry to Help Project

During State 4-H Congress, held this week at North Carolina State University and around Raleigh, 4-H’ers will show compassion for their fellow North Carolinians by packing pasta for the Food Banks of North Carolina as part of the Hungry to Help project.

Juntos Summit brings Latino youth to campus

Leading the summit's Health Rocks! workshop were Julie Kucas (pictured, right), administrative and business specialist, and Autumn Guin, Cooperative Extension associate. Both Kucas and Guin are in the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences.

This summer, more than 50 Latino youngsters took part in a week-long camp experience – the Juntos Youth Summer Summit – on the N.C. State University campus.

N.C. State researchers to study genetics of heat tolerance in poultry


Poultry science researchers at N.C. State University and two other institutions are hoping to learn more about the genetic traits and responses that could help poultry better cope with heat stress. Such knowledge will help poultry producers around the world plan for rising temperatures from global climate change.

Peach workshop to be held July 19


A workshop designed to provide peach growers with information ranging from pre-plant considerations through harvest will take place July 19 at the Sandhills Research Station in Jackson Springs.

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