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Dr. Lisa Guion Jones named American Council on Education Fellow

Picture of Dr. Lisa Guion Jones

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration.

Upcoming NC State Borlaug Lecture honors green revolution pioneer

Thomas Lumpkin, director of CIMMYT, the international maize and wheat improvement center in Mexico,

Dr. Thomas Lumpkin of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will headline the 2015 Borlaug Lecture, an annual event hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at NC State University to honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution.”

Farm-to-Philanthropy Endowment funded by Dr. Garnett Whitehurst

Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst signs the Farm-to-Philanthropy Scholars Endowment, while Dr. Sam Pardue (right) thanks him for his support of the university.

Whitehurst created the first Farm-to-Philanthropy Scholarship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. At the same time, he established endowments in support of the NCSU Libraries and a scholarship in the College of Sciences.

Burkholder honored for fisheries conservation

Award presentation

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, CALS Department of Applied Ecology, received the Fred A. Harris Fisheries Conservation Award, the highest honor given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

In a tall oak at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, CALS student Alex Burnette practices for the PLANET arboriculture climbing competition.

The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.

Bio and ag engineering student nets third at research symposium

Messer with poster

Tiffany Messer, a graduate student in biological and agricultural engineering, placed third in the Agricultural and Natural Resources category at the 10th annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

You Decide: Are there easy answers to key economic questions?

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

Mike Walden provides answers to the four economic questions asked most often by his audiences statewide.

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Ag Awareness Day

Podium shot with five people

March 18 was an historic day, as an estimated 1,600 people turned out at the state capital in downtown Raleigh to celebrate and raise awareness of agriculture in North Carolina, a $78 billion business, and new efforts to grow N.C. agriculture to a $100 billion industry.

Vilsack charges stakeholders at workshop on coexistence

Vilsack at podium

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was among the speakers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Stakeholder’s Workshop on Coexistence held at NC State last week.

‘Wine to Water’ founder visits CALS

Doc standing in front of room

Doc Hendley of the non-profit Wine to Water was the inaugural speaker for the Gordon Philanthropy Seminar Series.

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