No international borders were crossed, but a recent journey across cultures was an eye-opening and life-changing experience for a group of Extension professionals. A spirit of “bienvenidos” permeated the week, as North Carolina’s Latino community welcomed Extension participants from five southern states for a new professional development program.Read Full Story »
The second season of the Commissioner’s Speaker Series began March 23, as a panel of agribusiness leaders joined Steve Troxler, state agriculture commissioner, at N.C. State University to talk about local and sustainable agriculture.Read Full Story »
During the centennial celebration events for Family & Consumer Sciences, which took place May 25 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the N.C. State campus, 25 inaugural members into the Jane S. McKimmon Hall of Fame.
Brantley Snipes designed a suburban retrofit to promote walkability and other outdoor activities that provide mental and physical health attributes to the community.
Research on Extension gardens culminates in a project presented at N.C. State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.
As North Carolina 4-H winds down its centennial celebration, an exhibit at N.C. State’s D.H. Hill Library teaches visitors about the links between N.C. State and 4-H, while showing how today’s 4-H continues the traditions of service through head, heart, hands and health.
Students from Will Hooker’s Landscape Design studio have built a new bamboo sculpture in front of Kilgore Hall.
Dr. Eric Miller, a long-time College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty member, has been named to head the Department of Microbiology.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Johnny Wynne has informed the CALS faculty, staff and friends that Dr. George Barthalmus passed away. A celebration of his life was held May 15 in Raleigh.
Dr. George T. Barthalmus, director of the university’s Office of Undergraduate Research, Professor Emeritus of Zoology and former CALS associate dean and director of Academic Programs, has passed away.
Credit Dr. Julie Grossman with creating a degree of uncertainty in Malik Oliver’s plans for the future, of adding the word “but” to the high school senior’s vocabulary.
North Carolina is not the best place in the world to establish a luxuriant lawn, or to cover a football field or golf course with turf, and therein lies Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis’ challenge.
A North Carolina 4-H program in Cabarrus County was one of nine programs recently honored by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Earlier, the Cabarrus 4-H Citizenship Focus program earned 4-H agent Heather Jones the N.C. Center for Voter Education’s Outstanding Citizen Award for 2011.
One of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ top students, Chandler Walker, says N.C. State University has taught her how to be a scientist and put her on the path toward a biomedical research career.
Given in recognition of an outstanding career at N.C. State University, the Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university.
Dr. Tom Melton and Sheri Schwab have been named North Carolina Cooperative Extension associate directors, effective Monday April 18.
On April 13, groups of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students gathered to offer fact-filled presentations about their various life sciences curricula, in displays set up on the N.C. State University Brickyard.
Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been honored with the 2011 William C. Haines Dairy Science Award.
Whether you’d like to cultivate a window box of flowers, a backyard patch of vegetables or an acre full of healthy grasses, join Almanac Gardener’s Mike Gray as he and his fellow Cooperative Extension experts take viewers through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance and blooming innovation.
Dr. Jon F. Ort died suddenly April 4 at his home in New Hill. Ort, 63, retired from N.C. State University in 2010 as associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
The Department of Poultry Science and Richmond Community College have signed an agreement that allows specific RCC associate in science degree graduates admission as juniors into the NCSU poultry science program.
Not only were CALS students among the outstanding participants at the American PreVet Medical Association Annual Symposia, but N.C. State University was selected to host the event next year.
Yan Zhao, Alexandra Chaytor and Jocelyn Bishop were winners in the graduate competition at the Midwestern meeting of the American Society of Animal Science.
Martha Hall was be one of approximately 70 competitors at the recent 18th annual National Junior Olympic 3-position Small Bore Rifle Competition.
JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” new family program sprang to life March 26.
Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences professor Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus was a member of a committee reviewing the Food and Drug Administration’s role in ensuring safe food.
The North Carolina FFA Foundation joins partners to bring a classroom-on-wheels program called Seed Survivor that teaches children the mechanics and the value of growing plants.
The college’s annual Farm Animal Days event drew a record crowd of 10,962 during its three-day run in March. There are animals galore – including chicks, sheep and rabbits to pet – as well as roping demonstrations, tractors to climb on and complimentary cups of N.C. State’s signature “Howling Cow” ice cream.
Freshman biological sciences major Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez, originally from Mexico, is among CALS’ first class of Dale and Genia Bone Scholars. The scholarship goes to selected farmworkers or their dependents.
Dr. Frank Louws has been named director of N.C. State University’s Center for Integrated Pest Management. Louws is a professor of plant pathology and has been a faculty member at N.C. State since 1996. He earned a doctorate from Michigan State University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada.
Dr. Fred Yelverton, professor of crop science and North Carolina Cooperative Extension specialist, has been named one of the 20 Most Influential People in the Green Industry for 2010.
The Kioti Tractor Division of South Korean equipment manufacturer Daedong-USA Inc. provides much-needed equipment at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory.
As of fall 2010, courses have begun in a new graduate program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University. The new program offers two distance-based graduate study paths leading to master’s degrees in Family Life and Youth Development.
One of the the most prestigious awards granted by the governor of North Carolina, the order is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state.
Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The FSLI enhances personal and professional development by emphasizing leadership competencies, skills for organizational change and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told audiences at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities during a Feb. 9 visit that she came to North Carolina because the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ commitment to promoting local food economies.
Alpha Gamma Rho, the agriculture fraternity at N.C. State University, raised $500 for the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) with its first Ag-Bash.
The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has won a regional EMMY® Award. The production team received the award in Nashville, Tenn., at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards.
Two bald eagles are raising two chicks in a nest above Jordan Lake near Raleigh under the watchful eye of a webcam.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will host lectures by Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Feb. 9 at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University.
A N.C. Cooperative Extension-led educational project on development practices to protect water quality recently won a top award from the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Eleven years ago, North Carolina Cooperative Extension launched the newsletter Extension’s Successful Gardener to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Founding editor Leah Chester-Davis has joined with team member, Extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author Toby Bost to produce a book with some of the newsletter’s best material.
On April 13, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta (GSD), the Honor Society of Agriculture, recognized and honored academic achievement and contributions to agriculture by faculty, students, staff and alumni of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as of the colleges of Natural Resources and Veterinary Medicine.
The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) has honored Dr. R. Dale Safrit of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, N.C. State University.
Julien Ayroles, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Genetics, will investigate one of the most fundamental goals in modern biology — to understand the relationship between genotypic and phenotypic variation.
Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, former state Extension Service director and alumnus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of three 2011 recipients of the prestigious Watauga Medal, N.C. State University’s highest nonacademic honor.
The Barbara E. and Gerald A. Carlson Endowment — to fund the annual Gerald A. Carlson Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Agricultural and Resource Economics — was established in ceremonies April 29.
Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.
The awards, sponsored each year by the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., recognized CALS faculty and student organizations for efforts in raising funds to benefit College programs, as well as volunteer, corporate/foundation and commodity organization support activities.
The annual fund-raising event honors the lifetime achievements of former 4-H members, families and supporters.
Sharon Runion-Rowland, executive director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Foundation, has received the Gordon P. Allen Award for Public Service in recognition of her outstanding service to those in need, her ongoing support of her community and her dedication to all mankind.
The North Carolina Vegetation Management Association (NCVMA) has doubled its scholarship endowment in the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. to provide annual merit-based scholarships.