The Ruby C. McSwain NAADA Outstanding Philanthropist Award was given to Bill and Marsha Prestage and the Prestage family. Dr. William K. Collins was named a 2014 recipient of the NAADA Volunteer Service Award.
The Future of Food lecture series, which started last fall, included four speakers on a variety of food-related topics. Dr. Sam Pardue, associate dean and director of Academic Programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, developed the series to “stimulate discussion surrounding the important food issues of the day.”
The livestock merchandising class gives students the opportunity to learn about and handle livestock and gain hands-on experience planning for, promoting and conducting a livestock auction.
The endowment will be used to provide scholarships for Wilson County 4-H’ers enrolled in an agriculture, business or health sciences undergraduate or two-year curriculum in any school in the UNC system or N.C. Community College system — including the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its Agricultural Institute.
Developed as part of CALS’ strategic planning process, the Dean’s Enrichment Grants Program is an internal request for proposals to support people, programs and partnerships in the College.
During his 32-year career, Bryce Lane led students on many national field trips and competitions, as well as international excursions, where he introduced students to world horticulture practices. Creating a fund to support travel opportunities for horticulture students seemed a natural choice as his parting gift to the Department of Horticultural Science when he retired.
Leaders representing 50 of the state’s commodity groups and agriculturally related organizations were in attendance March 11 at a meeting hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One of the main objectives for the meeting was to strengthen relationships and identify collaborative ways to meet the needs of the state, nation and world.
The College’s newest administrative leaders share their visions of things to come for CALS.
The pilot year is successful for a program developed to help improve rural students’ college entrance exam scores – and encourage their pursuit of majors in agriculture and life sciences.
This scientist brings research, teaching and private industry experience – plus a knack for diplomacy and a problem-solving approach – to his new job leading the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.