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NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

Sweetpotatoes

North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.

You Decide: Will they still come?

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

The “people magnet” that North Carolina has become is largely responsible for its rapid population and economic expansion. But will this growth continue?

NC Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit examines industry innovations, challenges and the future of food

Joel Bourne

Food and agricultural experts from around the nation will join North Carolina peers at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh Nov. 18 and 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of technologies and policies affecting food production. Joel Bourne, Jr., contributing writer with National Geographic, will deliver one of the keynote addresses, “The End of Plenty.”

Collins, Talley named 2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni

Bill Collins (left) and Windell Talley stand by the CALS Distinguished Alumni display.

Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.

$2 million gift from Gail and Joe Dunn to N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences funds new student leadership program

Dunn family and CALS administrators at the endowment signing event

The late Adolph Warren of Sampson County’s Midway community, who served as a high-school agriculture teacher in the county for 30 years, was a 1952 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Warren’s legacy is being honored through a $2 million gift to the college from his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Joe Dunn of Raleigh, to establish the Adolph Warren Leadership Program Fund and Endowment.

Orange Gold

Dr. Mike Boyette (right) and BAE research engineer Justin Macialek have collaborated on the technologies to be used in the new sweet potato processing facility near Nashville.

The ongoing efforts of College researchers soon will yield a huge financial harvest for sweet potato growers and processors: The ground has been broken for a future $20 million sweet potato processing facility in eastern North Carolina.

You Decide: What are the tradeoffs where we live?

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

Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.

Ancient history and science come to life as Jefferson Scholars explore Italy

Thomas Jefferson Scholars and their advisers visited the Colosseum in Rome as part of their week-long tour of Italy in May.

The Vatican, the Roman Colosseum, the Sistine chapel, the Roman Forum: These were among the wonders beheld this past May by group of Thomas Jefferson Scholars and their N.C. State University faculty advisers.

CALS students are winners at HOSA national conference

Crystal Cain (left) and Erin Beasley wear the medals they won in the Veterinary Science competition at the HOSA National Leadership Conference.

Erin Beasley and Crystal Cain were among medalists at the HOSA: Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. Beasley won first place and Cain took second in the Veterinary Science competition at the week-long conference.

National floral industry trade association honors Dr. John Dole

Dr. John Dole

Dole, head of the CALS Horticultural Science Department, is the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.

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