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CALS students enhance State Fair gardens

State Fair gardens

For the second year, Barbara Fair’s landscape students from N.C. State University’s horticultural science department have played a role enhancing the State Fair’s flower and garden area, while learning valuable skills that will help them professionally.

Student gives top presentation

Picture of Jennifer Kimball

Jennifer A. Kimball, a doctoral student in the turfgrass breeding and genetics program, gave a first place presentation during the joint annual meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America in late October in Cincinnati.

Jon Brandt, Agricultural and Resource Economics head, dies unexpectedly

picture of Dr. Jon Brandt

Dr. Jon Brandt, head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Nov. 26. He was 65.

White House Christmas tree is from Ashe County

Picture of Beau Estes, Travis Birdsell and Rusty Estes baling tree for shipment to Washington.

While Rusty and Beau Estes certainly deserve all the credit for producing a Fraser fir suitable to grace the White House at Christmas, a bit of North Carolina Cooperative Extension traveled with the tree to the nation’s capital.

Temple Grandin to address Carolina Meat Conference, Dec. 3

Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin, renown designer of humane livestock facilities, will be the keynote speaker at the second Carolina Meat Conference, Dec. 3, at the WinMock Dairy and Event Center in Bermuda Run, west of Winston-Salem. The conference will run Dec. 3-4.

YOU DECIDE: Should ‘tax expenditures’ be part of a budget deal?

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

Can something called “tax expenditures” be the silver bullet to avoid a fiscal cliff and put the federal government on a better financial footing? Mike Walden explains.

Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research

Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs signs the memorandum of understanding for the new endowment, along with his wife, Judy, and Dr. Robert O. Evans (left), head of the CALS Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.

The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career.

Student Perspectives: Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

CALS sophomore Erin Beasley is a whiz when it comes to words. The animal science major and aspiring veterinarian recently became national champion of a medical terminology competition held by HOSA, or Health Occupation Students of America.

Distinguished service honored at foundations’ fall joint meeting

David Thompson (center) receives the Distinguished Service Award from Jim Smith (right) and Dr. Joe Zublena.

David Thompson of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners received the Distinguished Service Award during the Nov. 13 meeting of the North Carolina Agriculture, Dairy and Tobacco foundations. The event included a special presentation to Sharon Rowland, executive director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation.

‘From crops to cows to cream’: Milking center dedication highlights N.C. State’s innovative approach to dairy science and education

Milking parlor

A new N.C. State University milking center was cause for celebration for North Carolina’s dairy industry Friday Nov. 9. More than 100 people came out to view the new building designed to enhance the university’s teaching, research and extension programs in both food and animal sciences.

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