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Phoenix rises again in new location

Will Hooker (center) helps in hoisting the bamboo phoenix in a tree near Bragaw Hall on the NC State campus.

The bamboo sculpture now soars near Bragaw Hall and along the Art-to-Heart Greenway.

Wolfpack Roundup is a springtime success story

A CALS livestock merchandizing student presents a yearling filly to the bidders at Wolfpack Roundup 2015.

The live auction is run entirely by CALS livestock merchandizing students, who prepare the animals, collect information for the catalog, create advertisements and work with prospective buyers.

Farm Animal Days again reigns in popularity

CALS animal science student Ashley Martin (right) introduces visitors to a young sheep at Farm Animal Days.

Farm Animal Days, held annually at the Beef Unit at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory, has become a must-see attraction for area school children.

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

fish on coral reef

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.

Engineers seek to save dairy farmers time, money

men standing in dairy barn

A team of NC State engineers is poised to launch a proof-of-concept project that, they hope, will demonstrate how a wireless tracking system can improve the health and productivity of dairy cows.

You Decide: Where’s Inflation?

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

Mike Walden analyzes the ups and downs of the “new ruffle” in the economy-bolstering process by which the Fed has kept inflation at bay.

NC State explores promising pest-control strategy with high-impact potential for sub-Saharan Africa

Abdus Salam, Mandi Burns and Saad Khan discuss banana paper.

An NC State University agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.

CALS Pre-Vet students shine at 2015 APVMA conference

NC State Pre-Vet students and Dr. Shweta Trivedi (standing front row, third from left) celebrate winning the Outstanding Service Club of the Year award at the APVMA conference.

Students from NC State were honored with a top award and elected to a national executive position at the annual American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association symposium.

Farm to Fork events to span weekend, June 5-7

two women eating at the picnic

The annual Farm to Fork Picnic that pairs Triangle-area chefs and farmers will become a three-day weekend of events that will take place June 5-7. The first two events June 5-6 will feature James Beard winner and The New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg.

Lentil Underground author gives CEFS lecture

Liz on stage

Liz Carlisle’s book, Lentil Underground, is the tale of two undergrounds – the miracle of nitrogen fixation that takes place in the soil beneath the lentil crop and the radical action by a group of Montana farmers who rejected the notion of “bigger is better” agriculture.

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