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.
The “people magnet” that North Carolina has become is largely responsible for its rapid population and economic expansion. But will this growth continue?
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.”
Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.
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.
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.
Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.
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.
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.
Dole, head of the CALS Horticultural Science Department, is the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.