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N.C. State, Monsanto celebrate $500,000 fund for Plant Breeding and Advanced Analytics Fellows program

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and Monsanto Company announced today a $500,000 grant to train the next generation of plant breeding professionals.

Public poinsettia open house set for Sunday

Pink poinsettias being tested by NCSU

Nearly 100 different cultivars of poinsettias will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4 at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. Stop by to see the 9′ tall poinsettia tree, enjoy poinsettia gardens and decorated poinsettias and help decide which poinsettias are North Carolina’s favorites.

Former CALS alumni group president receives national FFA honor

Richard H. Brooks, a three-term president of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Society, received the American FFA Degree during the 84th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

YOU DECIDE: Should you buy local?

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

The buy local movement seeks to keep money in the U.S., creating jobs. But there are tradeoffs. Mike Walden discusses.

Alumni Profile: Upon achieving a major career goal, Gwen Clark reflects on 25 years as an agriculture teacher

Clark is also active with the Christmas Tree Growers Association and her local Cooperative Extension Service.

This year, two of her former students became the first ever from Avery County to earn the American FFA Degree.

Institute gets Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Dr. Mary Ann Lila

The Plants for Human Health Institute will receive funding through the Grand Challenges Explorations program designed to enable researchers to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges.

YOU DECIDE: Is college still worth the cost?

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

The high cost of college and a poor job market have left some questioning whether a college education is worth the cost. Mike Walden discusses.

North Carolina FFA receives major grant from Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,540 to the North Carolina FFA to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.

Borlaug Lecture focuses on Costa Rican sustainability

Julio Calvo

The sixth Borlaug lecturer – Dr. Julio Cesar Calvo Alvardo – had an important connection to N.C. State University: He earned his doctorate in forestry here in 1991 and went on to become president of one of Costa Rica’s most prestigious universities, said Dr. Dan Robison, associate dean of the College of Natural Resources.

Troxler and Rouzer honored at CALS foundations event

Steve Troxler and David Rouzer

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler and state Sen. David Rouzer are the 2011 recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards, presented by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation.

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