Archive for the ‘Media Releases’ Category

CEFS to hold field day May 3 in Goldsboro

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will hold a field day and open houses on May 3 at the center’s 2,000 acre Goldsboro farm. The events will showcase research and extension activities related to sustainable agriculture.

International Programs dean named

Dr. John Sabella, adjunct professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, has been named Interim Assistant Dean for International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

CALS’ Fred Gould is 2012 O. Max Gardner Award winner

Dr. Fred Gould

Gould brings to 27 the number of O. Max Gardner Award winners from N.C. State University since 1949, when the awards program began. It is the most significant honor given to faculty members by the UNC Board of Governors.

Ken Esbenshade receives Friend of Great Plains Idea Award

Dr. Ken Esbenshade

Esbenshade was a key player in creating AG*IDEA, a program of agriculture-related online degrees, certificates and course shares among a consortium of universities.

YOU DECIDE: How important are state cost-of-living differences?

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

The cost of living varies by where you live. Mike Walden explains why it’s important to understand and be aware of differences in the cost of living.

Trying to grow grass? Tackling stubborn weeds? CALS has an app for that

NCSU Lawncare app

Just in time for spring landscaping, the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Program has launched the NCSU Lawn Care app. Focusing on the key categories of lawn care and maintenance, such as grasses, pest problems and irrigation, the app is a convenient, valuable tool for homeowners and commercial landscapers alike.

Save the date for CALS Tailgate 2012!

Mr. Wuf will be there to greet you at CALS Tailgate 2012!

Get ready to kick off the season right on Sept. 15, 2012 in Dorton Arena, before the N.C. State versus South Alabama game!

Landscape design students’ bamboo creation adds whimsy to sustainable farm

The landscape design studio group installed "Pond Promenade" at the South Carolina farm during spring break.

The latest project, a bamboo weathervane called “Pond Promenade,” depicts an 8-foot orange fish that appears to be jumping to catch a dragonfly with a wingspan of 11 feet.

Student Perspectives: Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

A member of the Wolfpack’s basketball team, Alex Johnson is a self-described go-getter with three career goals: playing basketball, working in sports communication and serving as a mentor for troubled youth. Hear more about this CALS graduate student in this audio slideshow (Photos by Becky Kirkland, N.C. State University Communications, and Mark McIntyre, N.C. State Athletic Media Relations)

4-H to honor Larry Wooten, Francis Pressly and Dr. Mike Davis at Lifetime Achievement Awards event

Larry Wooten

The North Carolina 4-H Lifetime Achievement Awards celebration will be held Wednesday, April 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jane S. McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education in Raleigh, N.C. The annual fundraising event will honor the lifetime achievements of former 4-H members, families and supporters. Media are invited to attend.

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