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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.

Floating Classroom

students in front of the RV Humphries

It’s time for a cool change as a CAAE outreach program takes youngsters out on the water for lessons in aquatic ecology.

Priceless Experience

Working in the free stall at the Dairy Education Unit are (front to back) students Devan Schreiber and Connor Reynolds, herd manager Alli Davis and student Danielle Pierce.

The Dairy Education Unit prepares tomorrow’s dairy leaders in a real-world environment.

Fulfilling the Mission

Six William Neal Reynolds Professors uphold the College’s strategic vision and goals through impactful research endeavors.

Meeting of Minds

Dr. John Russ (seated front) and the CALS ARE 306 class pose in real time along with their transatlantic counterparts, shown on screens in Croatia (including the white-bearded Dr. Ron Campbell).

CALS and Croatian students attend ag law class together via transatlantic connections.

College Profile: Travis Burke

Travis Burke

Northeast District Director Travis Burke can’t wait to see what unfolds as Extension’s next century begins.

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.

53rd Annual Meeting of Phytochemists Comes to N.C. State

CALS' Dr. Amy Grunden was a keynote speaker

Dr. Deyu Xie of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences organized the 2014 event and also served as chair of two of the symposia during the five-day conference.

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