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CALS department has new name, focus

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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced that the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences has a new name: the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences.

$2 million gift from Gail and Joe Dunn to N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences funds new student leadership program

Dunn family and CALS administrators at the endowment signing event

The late Adolph Warren of Sampson County’s Midway community, who served as a high-school agriculture teacher in the county for 30 years, was a 1952 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Warren’s legacy is being honored through a $2 million gift to the college from his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Joe Dunn of Raleigh, to establish the Adolph Warren Leadership Program Fund and Endowment.

Orange Gold

Dr. Mike Boyette (right) and BAE research engineer Justin Macialek have collaborated on the technologies to be used in the new sweet potato processing facility near Nashville.

The ongoing efforts of College researchers soon will yield a huge financial harvest for sweet potato growers and processors: The ground has been broken for a future $20 million sweet potato processing facility in eastern North Carolina.

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.

In Action: Engagement, Discovery and Learning

Shown at the May Extension centennial celebration with CALS Dean Rich Linton (back, left) are N.C. A&T State University’s Dr. William Randle, dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Fletcher Barber Jr., Extension associate administrator, and

We work hard to build our programs, our people and our partnerships every day. Join us for a look at points of pride and at goals that are already becoming accomplishments.

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

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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.

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