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Western turf conference is March 12

Picture of golf course.

The annual Western North Carolina Turfgrass Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at the Virginia C. Boone Mountain Heritage Building at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher just outside Asheville.

JC Raulston Arboretum “Gala in the Garden” tickets now on sale

Guests enjoying last year's Gala in the Garden.

Delectable food, musical entertainment and a silent auction featuring unusual plants and an eclectic array of gift items will be showcased at the annual Gala in the Garden at North Carolina State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. The public event will take place on April 28 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Transforming the Future celebrated at CALS annual Donor Recognition

Melda and Bill Lamm endowed the scholarship won by CALS senior David Horne (right), who joined them at the donor recognition event.

A snowy weekend did not daunt the more than 400 guests who attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual donor recognition event, Feb. 17.

Wiley will give CEFS lecture Feb. 27 in Durham

Civil rights attorney and policy advocate Maya Wiley will be the featured speaker at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Annual Lecture, Feb. 27 in Durham. Wiley will speak on the topic, “Unmasking Inequities: Building Toward a More Just Food System for All.”

YOU DECIDE: What are today’s best investment rules?

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

Investing can be confusing. Mike Walden offers time-tested rules for investing that make sense (and cents).

Center for Environmental Farming Systems receives $3.9 million grant

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The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has been awarded a five-year $3.9 million grant to build and evaluate supply chains for local farmers and fishers to supply large-scale markets in North Carolina. The grant was awarded by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Entomology student receives prestigious fellowship

Diane Silcox

Diane Silcox, a doctoral student in entomology, is one of three students nationally to receive a $5,000 post-graduate grant by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) as a winner of the Watson Fellowship Program.

Student Perspectives: Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox and Suzanne O'Connell

Ph.D. students Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Agriculture.

CALS alum leads international textile company

Marvin Smith, a CALS graduate and CEO of Printcraft INC, is featured in this month’s newsletter for the N.C. State University Office of International Affairs.

Laura Taylor awarded Leopold Fellowship

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Dr. Laura Taylor, professor of agricultural and resource economics, has been awarded a Leopold Leadership Fellowship. She one of just 20 environmental researchers in North America to receive the prestigious honor this year.

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