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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. José Alonso’s groundbreaking explorations in plant biology land him on a list of the world’s most influential scientists.
Dr. David Rosero hopes to make significant and relevant contributions to the field of animal science.
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.
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.
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).