Using a combination of new tools and time-honored techniques, Dr. Dilip Panthee is carrying on N.C. State University’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for North Carolina’s $30-million-a-year tomato industry.
The 13 N.C. State students who traveled to the event were mentored by Dr. Shweta Trivedi, director of the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC), which is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Animal Science Department.
Dr. Sarah Bowen and Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody of N.C. State University, partners in a project to identify the root causes of youth obesity, recently attended a Let’s Move Faith and Communities event at the White House to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak.
With National Ag Day being celebrated throughout the nation on March 19, Alpha Zeta at N.C. State has focused the spotlight on agriculture during a week of activities on the university brickyard.
“My family does 4-H like a lot of families play baseball.” So said Allyson Brake, 18, a Wilson County 4-H’er who started her first livestock project after being given a lamb named “Peanut” for her fifth birthday.
KANNAPOLIS – A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce – naturally. Their study, “Alternative Post-harvest Washing Solutions to Enhance the Microbial Safety and Quality of Organic Fresh Produce,” began last fall.
Maya Wiley, attorney and social activist, told a Center for Environmental Farming Systems audience last week in Durham that “we need to shine a light” on injustice within the food system that affects everyone from farmers to consumers.
Mary Lewis spent six weeks traveling around Costa Rica working on research designed to shed light on one of the most important diseases affecting bananas. While her focus was the fungal disease black sigatoka, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student says the experience taught her just as much – or more – about what it takes to work in a foreign country and to interact with people from other cultures.
Dr. Rick Brandenburg, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Entomology, will be recognized March 1 as one of eight Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award winners at Purdue University. Brandenburg earned a bachelor’s degree in entomology from Purdue in 1977.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has been awarded a five-year $3.9 million grant to build and evaluate supply chains for local farmers and fishers to supply large-scale markets in North Carolina. The grant was awarded by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).