The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced Dr. Edward Carroll Joyner and Dr. Ram Badan Singh as its 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni.
Sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the four-week Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences gives high-school juniors and seniors opportunities to take college-level courses and work in state-of-the-art laboratories.
It’s been called the biggest change to food safety and farming practices in modern history. And though it’s been more two and a half years since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law, there is still much work to be done. The good news is that in North Carolina, organizations that support agriculture haven’t been sitting on their hands. Groups like CALS, the N.C. Farm Bureau and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been active in helping to shape regulations and educate growers on how the Food Safety Modernization Act will affect the way they do business.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives.
Dick Thompson ’39 was a sophomore at N.C. State when he first saw Yates Mill. His visit there brought back memories of grist mills he’d seen as a child. And it inspired his commitment to the mill and surrounding land, now a historic site and Wake County park.
CALS graduate students address important issues and blaze paths to future careers with their GSRS research projects.
With an ecologist’s heart and mind, Danesha Seth Carley helps lead the College’s sustainability programs.
National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.
The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fund-raiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever.