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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.

Jim Hunt reflects on Extension’s century of service: ‘Thank goodness for Cooperative Extension’

Former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt

Having lived three-quarters of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s history, former four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt has plenty to say about the agency’s value and positive influence on communities and people across the state.

Evans, BAE head and CALS alumnus, named to international hall of fame

Dr. Robert Evans (right) was accompanied by his colleague Dr. Wayne Skaggs at the International Drainage Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Dr. Robert O. Evans was honored at the International Drainage Hall of Fame award dinner and ceremony, held at The Ohio State University.

Gifts from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Universal Leaf Tobacco Co. and Alliance One bring Collins endowment closer to $10 million goal

Dean Rich Linton (top photo, second left), Chancellor Randy Woodson (back, center) and Ann and Bill Collins (right) accept the donation presented by the team from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.

Sizeable donations from tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds, Universal Leaf and Alliance One have brought a recently established tobacco program endowment in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences closer to its funding goal.

Proud Heritage

Chet Black, center, is named a Legend of Extension. With Fletcher Barber, left, and Joe Zublena.

N.C. Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial birthday.

Floating Classroom

students in front of the RV Humphries

It’s time for a cool change as a CAAE outreach program takes youngsters out on the water for lessons in aquatic ecology.

Priceless Experience

Working in the free stall at the Dairy Education Unit are (front to back) students Devan Schreiber and Connor Reynolds, herd manager Alli Davis and student Danielle Pierce.

The Dairy Education Unit prepares tomorrow’s dairy leaders in a real-world environment.

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