Archive for the ‘Noteworthy News’ Category

$2 million grant will allow 4-H to support more Hispanic youth

Youth holding trophy

National 4-H Council has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and pursue a college education. The funds will support the successful Juntos 4-H program developed by N.C. Cooperative Extension.

For the dirt on soils, check out “Dig It!”

Boys at an interactive Dig It! display.

Soil: It’s much more than dirt. It’s a dynamic resource that supports nearly every form of life on Earth, and an exhibit at a Raleigh museum is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of its value and complexity. CALS scientists have been heavily involved.

Strategic efforts boost CALS in minority student rankings

Sabriya Dobbins

Sabriya Dobbins is one of the increasing number of successful minority students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Recently released rankings show that NC State has moved into the nation’s Top 10 when it comes to graduating minority students in agriculture.

CALS honors 2015 spring grads

girl at commencement

In May, excitement builds across campus as our soon-to-be graduates parade in red commencement robes, and graduate degree candidates don their black robes and hoods. This spring, CALS will award 62 associate degrees (Agricultural Institute), 394 bachelor’s degrees and 140 graduate degrees.

Sam Pardue hits the road to share college admissions tips with prospective students statewide

Dr. Sam Pardue and students

Dr. Sam Pardue visits with prospective college students in rural North Carolina counties this spring to share important information on university admissions strategies.

Phoenix rises again in new location

Will Hooker (center) helps in hoisting the bamboo phoenix in a tree near Bragaw Hall on the NC State campus.

The bamboo sculpture now soars near Bragaw Hall and along the Art-to-Heart Greenway.

Wolfpack Roundup is a springtime success story

A CALS livestock merchandizing student presents a yearling filly to the bidders at Wolfpack Roundup 2015.

The live auction is run entirely by CALS livestock merchandizing students, who prepare the animals, collect information for the catalog, create advertisements and work with prospective buyers.

Farm Animal Days again reigns in popularity

CALS animal science student Ashley Martin (right) introduces visitors to a young sheep at Farm Animal Days.

Farm Animal Days, held annually at the Beef Unit at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory, has become a must-see attraction for area school children.

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

fish on coral reef

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.

Engineers seek to save dairy farmers time, money

men standing in dairy barn

A team of NC State engineers is poised to launch a proof-of-concept project that, they hope, will demonstrate how a wireless tracking system can improve the health and productivity of dairy cows.

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