The FBNS department, formerly known as Food Science, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And it is fitting that the modernized dairy unit is the newest milestone in the department’s history – because it all started with a creamery.Read Full Story »
Extension and research: You could call them North Carolina’s AgAdvantage. Because that’s what North Carolina’s producers are saying.Read Full Story »
To the role of state Extension director, Joe Zublena brings more than 30 years of experience, a commitment to strategy and a passion for bringing about positive changes for farmers, families and young people.Read Full Story »
When it comes to cockroaches and bed bugs, entomologist Coby Schal is the go-to guy in the battle to control insect pests.Read Full Story »
The Carolina Meat Conference in Concord brought together more than 250 players in the meat industry from 13 states.Read Full Story »
Student volunteers help low-income, low-resource parents and their children learn about the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating through a program called Nutrition NUTS. Developed by Suzie Goodell, assistant professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, Nutrition NUTS (which stands for “Nutrition Understanding Through Service”) focuses on obesity prevention.
The N.C. Strawberry Project is a joint venture of N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis and Johnson & Wales University, an internationally recognized culinary institution with a campus in Charlotte.
Beginning with home demonstration canning clubs, the FCS program has addressed needs of North Carolina families since 1911.
The program is a partnership between Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Division of Public Health’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch.
Pilot Mountain Pride helps local farmers to earn a living raising produce, while establishing the organization as a regional model for produce sales.
A project designed to quantify the impact that introduced fish species can have on a lake’s ecosystem earned Marybeth Brey the top prize in the natural resources category of this spring’s Graduate Student Research Symposium at N.C. State University.
The first students are expected to begin working toward a bachelor’s degree in soil and land development this fall.
An 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.
This past March, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members Melissa Hendrickson and Ron Campbell led a group of 35 participants for a European spring break to remember.
The experimental distance education course ARE 495 is delivered through ‘Elluminate Live’ technology, which allows live participation by nearly two dozen students scattered throughout North Carolina.
Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will share their teaching expertise to help the West African nation of Liberia rebuild its agricultural education system following almost two decades of civil war and unrest.
Gould becomes the ninth current N.C. State faculty member to be elected into the august scientific society.
This spring, the CALS Animal Science Club donated money to farmers hurt by tornadoes, made valentines for nursing home residents and spent one spring Saturday building a 700-foot fence for the CORRAL Riding Academy in Cary.
An exhibit at N.C. State’s D.H. Hill Library taught 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, teachers and elected officials have praised Heather Jones’ Cabarrus 4-H Citizenship Focus program for its role in giving students a hands-on way to learn more about the principles they study in their semester-long civics classes.
Teams of 4-H’ers from throughout North Carolina competed for the very first time in the North Carolina Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.
Bo Stone says he’s glad that his alma mater pursues science-based answers aimed at making farming both economically and environmentally sustainable. In his activities, he strives to ensure that such research – and not emotion – inform the development of public policies affecting agriculture.
Plant geneticist Raymond Schnell is helping lead an international effort to make better cacao, which in turn not only bolsters an industry but also helps improve the livelihood of millions of small farmers.
The new CALS alumna is off to graduate school with the determination to make a difference when it comes to agricultural policy and international development.
The annual Gala in the Garden fund-raiser at JC Raulston Arboretum is traditionally a beautiful herald of the spring season in Raleigh, whether the weather is fine, rainy, sweltering or windy. For this year’s May 1 festivities, it was more than fine.
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.
Dr. Gerald Carlson and his wife, Barbara, have created an endowment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, where Carlson spent 35 years as a faculty member.