Archive for the ‘Perspectives’ Category

Dalton Proctor, former State 4-H Leader, National 4-H Hall of Fame member, has died

Dr. Dalton R. Proctor

Active in 4-H from childhood, Proctor held several leadership positions in the organization, culminating in his tenure as State Program Leader from 1984 until his retirement in 1995.

National 4-H Salute to Excellence names Micki Earp Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Micki Earp

Earp of Taylorsville has been a North Carolina 4-H volunteer for nearly 40 years.

CALS announces new department heads

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University has announced leadership changes in six of its departments, with the appointments of three new department heads and three interim department heads.

NC State wins one of Obama’s “100,000 Strong” innovation grants

Representatives of parties involved in the NC State 100,000 Strong grant

North Carolina State University is one of nine universities from throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America to win a “100,000 Strong in the Americas” innovation grant in the amount of $25,000, given by the U.S. Department of State; Partners of the Americas; and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

North Carolina 4-H Congress delegates come to Raleigh on Saturday

NC 4-H candlelight clover

State 4-H Congress will be in Raleigh June 21-24, attracting 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. At State 4-H Congress, youth will choose between traditional 4-H Congress activities and two learning tracks on citizenship and leadership.

Research stations receive new equipment

Three men standing before tractors

Agricultural research in North Carolina got a boost this year from $2.5 million in state funds allocated to upgrade equipment at the state’s network of research stations. Recently, state and university officials gathered at Clayton’s Central Crops Research Station to demonstrate some of the new equipment that will help modernize agricultural experiments across the state.

CALS graduate students earn top honors at national scientific meeting

Animal science doctoral student Yihang Li was honored as a finalist in the graduate student paper competition at the ASN event in San Diego.

The students were among winners at the 2014 Experimental Biology meetings, in conjunction with the American Society for Nutrition’s 78th Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting.

N.C. State scientists create food ingredient to combat peanut allergies

Dr. Mary Ann Lila

A team of scientists from the Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a food ingredient from peanut flour and cranberry extracts, among other plants, that has the potential to lessen the life-threatening allergic reactions brought on by peanut consumption.

N.C. Cooperative Extension celebrates centennial birthday with bash, proclamation

Cooperative Extension, and North Carolina, have changed a lot over the years. But Extension’s educational mission has not. We focus on helping businesses, communities and individuals gain knowledge and skills that allow them to thrive.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension has been changing lives for 100 years, and it’s time to celebrate. Extension personnel from throughout the state will converge in Raleigh on May 19 and 20 for festivities that will kick off with a celebratory dinner and culminate with a proclamation by Gov. Pat McCrory. Media are invited to attend both events.

Ristaino, Hanley-Bowdoin lead Bellagio Center conference on dangerous plant pathogens

Conference participants gather in Bellagio, Italy. Ristaino is second from right, front row, and Hanley-Bowdoin is center in doorway, back row.

Participants at the international conference worked to develop a strategy to mitigate impacts of emerging plant diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

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