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Day four on the dean’s tour: Wilson, Greenville and Columbia

Lee Scripture (left) and Richard Linton

Nearly 100 people came together Oct. 30 to welcome the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ new dean, Dr. Richard Linton, to northeastern North Carolina and to share their ideas on the College’s future.

Shellie Pfohl to visit with young food justice leaders in Goldsboro

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Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, will visit Goldsboro on Thursday, Nov. 1, to learn about community food systems efforts and youth-led food justice initiatives. News media are invited to cover any events and are encouraged to contact Shorlette Ammons to let her know where they plan to join the tour.

Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton

Dean Richard Linton listens as Dr. Steve Washburn shares information about the pasture-based livestock unit at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

The third day of Dean Richard Linton’s cross-state trek took him to eastern North Carolina for a tour of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, bookended by stops in Clinton and Wallace.

Day two, dean’s tour: MARC and CMAST

dean with supporters

You have to know where you’re going to reach the CALS Marine Aquaculture Research Center (MARC) in Smyrna, and for the recent open house and dean’s tour, quite a few folks did. MARC was a stop for the second day of Dean Richard Linton’s North Carolina tour, and more than 30 alumni, supporters and campus faculty were on hand for the event.

Lisa Guion Jones elected to Hall of Fame

Picture of Dr. Lisa Guion Jones

Dr. Lisa Guion Jones, professor of Agricultural and Extension Education and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Outreach and Engagement, is a 2012 inductee into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

YOU DECIDE: Can we predict the economic future?

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

Predicting the direction of the economy is crucial to planning everything from individual household to state budgets, but there are limits to accuracy when we look into the future. Mike Walden discusses.

Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River

Picture of Tom Ranney and Dean Rich Linton observing energy crops.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton’s first stop on his tour of North Carolina was Mills River, near Asheville, where he celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center building, visited faculty stationed at the center and met with Cooperative Extension’s State Advisory Council.

Students suggest ideas to study abroad in Croatia

Students visiting WWII memorial

Two graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who visited the University of Zagreb in Croatia have developed ideas for study abroad programs that would introduce American students to Croatian agriculture and culture.

City of Raleigh honors JC Raulston Arboretum

Raleigh City Councilman Russ Stephenson (left) presents the Sir Walter Raleigh Award to Dr. Ted Bilderback, JCRA director.

The JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University has been recognized for its outstanding appearance by the City of Raleigh. The arboretum received a 2012 Sir Walter Raleigh Award in the category of Maintained Outstanding Appearance. Awards in this category are for projects that are more than five years old and have consistently maintained a high quality appearance contributing to Raleigh’s image.

N.C. State University hosts seminar for Fulbright students

More than 55 Fulbright students from around the world will tackle the challenges of the growing demand for food at the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Global Food Security Seminar hosted at N.C. State University, Oct. 17-20. The seminar will explore the multi-disciplinary issues related to global food security, as the world prepares to feed a population projected to be 9 billion by 2050.

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