Archive for the ‘Media Releases’ Category

Two CALS leaders named to new positions

Two long-time College of Agriculture and Life Sciences administrators have been named to new positions. Dr. Marshall Stewart has been named special assistant to the dean and director of college strategy and leadership effective Jan. 1. Dr. Harry Daniels’s appointment as head of the newly created CALS Department of Applied Ecology was effective Nov. 1.

YOU DECIDE: Should you celebrate the Fed’s birthday?

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

Should we celebrate of condemn the Federal Reserve? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the often controversial federal agency.

North Carolina FFA gets grant to improve ag education programs

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The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,000 to the North Carolina FFA Foundation to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.

College Profile: Amy McLean

Dr. Amy McLean, an expert in the behavior of donkeys and mules, travelled to Mexico in October to assist the Equitarian Initiative.

CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.

CALS faculty member on FDA Science Board

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Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk, research assistant professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been named to the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration.

TTFC funds expansion of AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs

CALS Dean Richard Linton (left) and Dr. Joe Zublena accept the contribution from TTFC's William Upchurch (right).

Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) is providing funds to expand and continue the work of the AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs in North Carolina.

Faculty, students honored at joint society meetings

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Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were among award winners while three CALS students were scholarship winners at the joint annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America.

CALS is part of award-winning research project

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members play a major role in a multistate research project that focuses on sweet potatoes.

David Jones receives APLU teaching award

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In celebration of his scholarship and dedication to teaching, Dr. David Jones of North Carolina State University, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, was named the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in College and University Teaching Award in the Food and Agricultural Sciences New Teacher Division.

Study to focus on redhorse, Pee Dee River

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North Carolina State University scientists will lead an effort to better understand the impact that changes in habitat and water quality are having on fish, mussels and crayfish in the Pee Dee River in North and South Carolina.

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