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Nominations sought for 2013 Borlaug Award

Norman Borlaug

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Norman E. Borlaug Service to Society and Environment Award. Deadline is March 11, and the award will be presented April 16 at the annual Borlaug Lecture.

‘In the Garden’ wins second regional EMMY Award

In the Garden team

N.C. State University’s television show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, won a regional EMMY® Award last weekend in the Instructional/Informational Series category. Bryce Lane, the show’s host and instructor in the Department of Horticultural Science, brings more than 30 years of teaching experience to television.

Two CALS faculty involved in award-winning crop protection efforts

Picture of Jim Dunphy and Steve Koenning

Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were involved in award-winning efforts to protect soybean growers from Asian soybean rust, a new disease that threatened the United States soybean crop beginning in 2004.

New state obesity prevention plan announced this week

Physical activity

Dr. Carolyn Dunn, N.C. Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist, is lead author of new obesity prevention plan released by Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina.

Bledsoe will join National FFA as chief operating officer

Joshua Bledsoe

When Joshua Bledsoe entered high school as a freshman in 1987, he was surprised to find agricultural education listed as his elective at Surry Central High School in Dobson. Soon this N.C. FFA leader will join the national organization as chief operating officer.

YOU DECIDE: What state policies can boost economic growth?

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

Mike Walden discusses actions North Carolina public leaders can take to spark economic and job growth in the state.

Public invited to attend college listening sessions

CALS Strategic Planning Listening Session at the N.C. Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park.

As N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) charts its future, it is looking for insight from the people it serves – the people of North Carolina. Over the coming weeks, the college’s dean, Dr. Richard Linton, will lead listening sessions in locations across the state.

N.C. State researchers win $2.5 million grant to combat salmonella

Drs. Hosni Hassan (left) and Matt Koci.

Dr. Hosni Hassan, North Carolina State University professor of microbiology, and Dr. Matt Koci, associate professor of poultry science, are leading the charge on a new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) to stamp out salmonella.

Plant pathology department and Bayer CropScience team to create new graduate student fellowship

Present for the signing: (seated) Dr. Mark Parrish, director of herbicide, trait, and PGR development, Bayer CropScience; (left to right) Dr. David Monks, interim associate dean and director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service; Dr. Eric Davis, Williams Neal Reynolds Professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Plant Pathology; Dr. James Moyer, department head and professor of plant pathology; Dr. Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Dr. Mike Schwarz, senior crop development manager, Bayer CropScience; and Dr. Sam Pardue, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences interim associate dean and director.

The Department of Plant Pathology and Bayer CropScience have partnered to establish the Bayer CropScience Fellowship for Graduate Students, a training program designed to prepare students for success in private industry.

Walden receives Order of Long Leaf Pine award

Picture of Dr. Mike Walden with Order of the Long Leaf Pine award certificate.

Dr. Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of agricultural and resource economics and N.C. Cooperative Extension economist, is a recipient of North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.

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