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Riggans Memorial Scholarship honors former 4-H’er who was a dairy industry leader

Riggans endowment signing

A new scholarship endowment was established in April in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to honor Megan Mann Riggans and her infant son, Will.

Enter the dragon: Landscape design studio’s latest is a hit at the Arb Gala

the bamboo dragon

Created by students in Horticultural Science instructors Will Hooker and Anne Spafford’s small-scale landscape design studio, the bamboo dragon was the studio’s spring sculpture project, constructed especially for the gala.

YOU DECIDE: Should we drill?

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

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the economic pros and cons of drilling for oil and natural gas in North Carolina and off the state’s coast.

Animal Science students hold first annual Wolfpack Round-Up livestock sale

livestock merchandising class

A livestock merchandising class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is paying off for students in more ways than one.

Robert Evans receives prestigious Tipton Award

Dr. Robert Evans, professor and head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently received the Royce J. Tipton Award at the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) conference.

Alumni Association honors CALS faculty members

Seven College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were among 21 N.C. State University professors honored by the N.C. State Alumni Association with 2013 faculty awards for outstanding work in and out of the classroom.

Nine CALS employees receive college awards

Nine College of Agriculture and Life Sciences employees, including four from N.C. Cooperative Extension, have been recognized as recipients of Awards of Excellence and CALS Safety Awards for 2012-13.

2013 Arb Gala is an elegant Asian Reflection

bamboo dragon centerpeice

The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fund-raiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever.

Farm to Fork Picnic tickets now on sale

two women eating at the picnic

Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Farm to Fork Picnic being held June 9, 4-7 p.m. at the PLANT @ Breeze Farm Enterprise Incubator near Hurdle Mills. The popular event, which pairs local farmers with Triangle area chefs, has been called “the country’s best all you can eat feast” by Bon Appetit magazine.

CALS Sustainability Office hosts Leadership Triangle program

Dr. Danesha Seth Carley (right), director of the CALS Office of Sustainability, plants seedlings with participants in the Leadership Triangle program.

As part of its Earth Day celebration, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Office of Sustainability Programs hosted a Leadership Triangle class on sustainable agriculture.

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