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