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JCRA celebrates special anniversary, new Lath House, leadership award

Touring the newly dedicated Lath House, Dr. Richard Linton (right), CALS dean, hears from JCRA donor Chuck Friedrich about the renovation of the facility.

New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard H. Linton joined the festivities Sept. 21 as more than 200 gardening enthusiasts and supporters of the JC Raulston Arboretum gathered for an evening of special arboretum celebrations.

Conference helps ag agents hone skills

heifer evaluation

For Cooperative Extension agricultural agents, keeping skills current and being informed about the industry issues of the day are key to doing the job well. This summer, 64 agricultural agents from around the state came to Raleigh for N.C. Cooperative Extension’s seventh Livestock/Forage/Field Crop Agent Training Conference.

Student Perspectives: Becky Dobosy

Becky Dobosy

When it comes to addressing issues related to hunger in developing nations, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences nutrition major Becky Dobosy is not sitting still. While she’s been at N.C. State, the junior has traveled near and far to grow her knowledge of nutrition and sustainable agriculture and to put it to work.

Program teaches participants to ‘Shop Smart’

Shop Smart class at Food Lion

With just $10 to spend on food, a mother and her teenage daughter came away from a Durham Food Lion recently with quite a bit of food: two yogurts, bananas, lettuce, strawberries, cucumbers, salad dressing and bread. The two were among a group participating in Durham County Cooperative Extension’s “Shop Smart, Eat Smart and Move More” program.

A Philosophical Approach

Dr. Deanna Osmond

Deanna Osmond carries on the Extension traditions of improving lives and using science to help people make informed decisions.

New and better ways

Dr. Bob Patterson with class at field lab.

In a milestone year, Bob Patterson reflects on the differences made by the land-grants through ag education — yesterday, today and tomorrow.

From the Morrill Act, research; from research, prosperity

David Smith

The Morrill Act helped make publicly funded research possible, and that research ushered in an era of American prosperity. For that reason, retiring CALS research director and associate dean Dr. David Smith calls the act “the single most impactful economic development legislation in the history of this country.”

VetCAMP 2012 expands to accommodate popular demand

At N.C. State's Equine Unit, VetCAMP participants learned about muscles by painting them on horses.

The annual summer camp designed for youngsters who are interested in becoming veterinary healthcare professionals drew more than 172 applications for 36 available spots, so the camp provided a second session.

Accessible to all

N.C. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1890

Vision and tenacity marked the efforts of those who laid the groundwork for the founding of N.C. State and its missions of teaching, research and extension.

Catching evolution in the act

Two Gambusia fish in a Bahamian blue hole.

CALS biologist Dr. Brian Langerhans explores predictability of evolution in Bahamian blue holes.

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