Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Of Waste and Want

Beth Foster at podium

Meeting the looming global food crisis is the issue at hand as CALS co-hosts the 2014 North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit.

Growing the Grain Industry

Randy Weisz and Wes Everman

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

High-Order Thinking

Boller with two students

With help from a CALS scientist, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab.

Focus Forward

State Extension Conference

NC State University’s largest outreach effort, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, enters its second century with a new strategic plan focused on agriculture, food and 4-H youth development.

Strange Invader

Dr. Brett Hartis with hydrilla

Extension takes on hydrilla, the ‘King Kong of aquatic weeds.’

College Profile: José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso’s groundbreaking explorations in plant biology land him on a list of the world’s most influential scientists.

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

Grant will help researchers improve sweetpotatoes, a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

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.

Proud Heritage

Chet Black, center, is named a Legend of Extension. With Fletcher Barber, left, and Joe Zublena.

N.C. Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial birthday.

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