Archive for the ‘Noteworthy News’ Category

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Ag Awareness Day

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March 18 was an historic day, as an estimated 1,600 people turned out at the state capital in downtown Raleigh to celebrate and raise awareness of agriculture in North Carolina, a $78 billion business, and new efforts to grow N.C. agriculture to a $100 billion industry.

Vilsack charges stakeholders at workshop on coexistence

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was among the speakers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Stakeholder’s Workshop on Coexistence held at NC State last week.

‘Wine to Water’ founder visits CALS

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Doc Hendley of the non-profit Wine to Water was the inaugural speaker for the Gordon Philanthropy Seminar Series.

Zublena, Cooperative Extension Service director, retires July 1

Dr. Joe Zublena describes himself as a "product of Extension."

Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is retiring effective July 1.

NC State releases first Agromedicine Dictionary

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Dr. Ernest Hodgson, professor emeritus from NC State University, and colleagues have released the first Dictionary of Agromedicine, available online. The dictionary provides agromedicine practitioners with a common language for their field and defines agromedicine as a discipline of its own.

A Garden Festival for All Ages Returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum April 11

Visitors can get great ideas for their home gardens and landscapes at the Raulston Blooms! festival.

Residents from across the Triangle can celebrate the return of spring in a big way at the third annual Raulston Blooms!

Howling Cow’s pink ice cream will support Hoops 4Hope

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Basketball fans attending the 10th annual NC State Wolfpack women’s Hoops 4Hope game on Sunday, Feb. 22, will wear their traditional pink, but they’ll also have a chance to eat a little pink for a good cause. NC State University Howling Cow® Ice Cream will debut a one-time edition flavor, “Kay Yow Pink Peppermint,” at the 10th Annual Hoops 4Hope basketball game

Seven students named as CALS’ first Warren Leaders

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Seven undergraduate students in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have been chosen for the 2015 inaugural class of the Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellows.

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

Dr. Craig Yencho

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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.

Chill out with JuVn8 grape smoothie

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When Kendra Stallings first saw bottles of JuVn8 smoothies on the shelf at a Food Lion in Emerald Isle, she couldn’t contain her excitement. At the beach for a family vacation, Stallings showed the smoothies to her parents, who each then announced to anyone within earshot, “My daughter made these!” Stallings earned her NC State master’s degree from the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences this past May.

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