Archive for the ‘Media Releases’ Category

Feeding future populations is the issue at 2012 Commissioner’s Series kick-off session

N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (center) and panelists (front, from left) Norris Tolson, John Vollmer, Julie Groce, Reggie Strickland and David Smith are backed by CALS student members of Alpha Zeta at the March 21 Commissioner's Series event.

The event was the first of two sessions in this year’s Commissioner’s Speaker Series, hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Agricultural Institute, Agri-Life Council, Alpha Zeta and the CALS Alumni and Friends Society. The next session is April 11.

Alumnus-owned Tull Hill Farms wins award from NC Department of Labor

Pictured at the event, from left to right, are: Dale Hudler, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, Jimmy Hill and Kendell Hill.

Tull Hill Farms, co-owned by Kendall Hill, a 1962 graduate of the College’s Department of Horticultural Science, received the Hudler Safety Training Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. The award is given each year to a North Carolina grower who demonstrates excellence in farm safety.

CALS faculty members named outstanding teachers

The subject matter with which three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members who have been chosen to receive 2012 North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Awards is disparate, ranging from economics to leadership and human-animal interactions. But all three share a commitment to imparting knowledge.

Student Perspectives: Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner and Dr. Matt Gerard

In this audio slideshow, CALS senior and aspiring conservation veterinarian Rachel Turner discusses her published research on equine colic as well as an internship that took her to Sri Lanka to work with elephants.

Farm Animal Days puts children, animals in proximity

Picture of children and a rabbits.

March may have come in like a lamb this year, but for more than 10,000 children and adults who attended Farm Animal Days, it went out like chickens and turkeys and horses and cows, rabbits, pigs and, well, there were lambs too.

CALS students among N.C. State’s latest Goldwater Scholars and NSF Fellows

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has seven students among the university’s four Goldwater Scholars and 20 National Science Foundation Fellows recently selected.

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