Archive for the ‘Perspectives’ Category

Barrett Kays breaks new ground in career spanning soil science and landscape architecture

Barrett Kays

Dr. Barrett Kays may never have outgrown the near-universal childhood love of playing in the dirt, but he’s not out making mud pies. Instead, the NC State University alumnus is designing soils that support some of the nation’s most complicated landscape architectural projects.

Remembering T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, 89, who served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service from 1978 to 1981, passed away Sept. 16.

Full STEAM ahead: Alternative admissions program benefactors host students and families

CALS alumnus Dr. Joe Gordon and Debbie Gordon (front) and STEAM students

Just a few months after making a $3 million gift to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to seed an innovative rural student access initiative, Joe and Debbie Gordon got to meet some of the students their generosity directly impacts. In August, the Gordons hosted students from the STEAM program and their families at a reception at their Raleigh home.

Collins Endowment receives $1 million from Altria

Ann Collins, Bill Collins, Shannon Smalley and Dean Richard Linton

NC State University programs in support of the tobacco industry have received a significant boost with a recent $1 million donation to an endowment at the university. On Nov. 14, Altria, one of the United States’ largest tobacco corporations, presented a $1 million check to the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State.

$2 million gift from Gail and Joe Dunn funds new student leadership program honoring Adolph Warren

Adolph Warren

Adolph 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.

College Profile: José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso’s groundbreaking explorations in plant biology land him on a list of the world’s most influential scientists.

CALS alumnus receives Emerging Scholar Award from American Society of Animal Science

Dr. David Rosero (right) accepts the Southern Section Emerging Scholar Award from Dr. Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia.

Dr. David Rosero hopes to make significant and relevant contributions to the field of animal science.

NC-VA Hops Conference brings together growers, brewers

Hops growing on bines

Hop growers and brewers in North Carolina and Virginia are invited to attend the first NC-VA Hops Conference and Beginning Hop Farmer Conference, March 13-14 at North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County Center, Winston-Salem.

‘In the Garden’ wins third EMMY

Simone Keith, Bryce Lane, Sonya Williams Harris

North Carolina State University’s “In the Garden with Bryce Lane” was named top instructional/informational TV series in the mid-South, winning its third regional EMMY® Award in Nashville, Tennessee. The award capped an 11-season run for the show on North Carolina’s public television network, UNC-TV.

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

Redbud salad

Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).

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