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Zublena named “Friend of the Counties” by NC Association of County Commissioners

Dr. Joe Zublena, left, receives the "Friend of the Counties" award at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Dr. Joe Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University, recently received the Friend of the Counties Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

CEFS celebrates two decades of transforming North Carolina’s food system

Kicking off the CEFS 20th anniversary celebration are Dr. Nancy Creamer, CEFS director from N.C. State; event speaker Dr. Ricardo Salvador; Dr. John O’Sullivan, CEFS director from N.C. A&T; and Dr. William Randle, dean of N.C. A&T’s School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

In April, CEFS kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration, which continues this fall with a SOILbration and reunion for past faculty, interns and apprentices.

Nurturing a new venture: CALS animal scientist assists in sustainable swine operation start-up

Silvana Pietrosemoli (center), a CALS animal science research associate, helps Bobby and Suzanne Irwin with their new commercial venture, a pastured pork production system.

The College’s Silvana Pietrosemoli works with Alleghany County farmers to set up a pastured pork operation.

With rye harvest, N.C. State students will participate in commemoration of Berlin Wall end

Dr. Bob Patterson (left) joins CALS students for the late June harvesting of the rye. The harvested seed will be part of the November Peace Bread project, marking the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, along with some Park Scholars, planted and harvested rye seed that will be part of an international celebration marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Expanded study-abroad opportunities: CALS partners with U.K.’s Harper Adams University

main building at Harper Adams University

A new agreement between N.C. State and England’s Harper Adams University brings excitement for the possibilities this partnership may create for faculty and students from both institutions.

Nash named first N.C. State student to win Beacon of Enlightenment scholarship

CALS’ Colt Nash (center) is congratulated by the University of Adelaide’s Mike Brooks (left), deputy vice chancellor and vice president (research), and Sandy McConachy, director of Global Research and Engagement.

As N.C. State’s first Beacon of Enlightenment scholar, Colt Nash will work toward his Ph.D. in immunology/infectious disease.

CALS students are winners at HOSA national conference

Crystal Cain (left) and Erin Beasley wear the medals they won in the Veterinary Science competition at the HOSA National Leadership Conference.

Erin Beasley and Crystal Cain were among medalists at the HOSA: Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. Beasley won first place and Cain took second in the Veterinary Science competition at the week-long conference.

National floral industry trade association honors Dr. John Dole

Dr. John Dole

Dole, head of the CALS Horticultural Science Department, is the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.

CALS’ Odle wins New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award

Dr. Jack Odle

The award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and the Federation of Animal Science Societies. Odle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Animal Science.

Yucky or yummy? New method developed by N.C. State researchers gauges kids’ liking of fruits and vegetables

A preschooler uses the assessment tool developed by Drs. Goodell and Carraway-Stage, to indicate her liking of particular fruits and vegetables.

Drs. Suzie Goodell and Virginia Carraway-Stage developed an innovative pictorial method to assess preschoolers’ liking of familiar fruits and vegetables. The project was featured in the journal Appetite in April 2014. In the months following publication, it has garnered national and international attention.

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