The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at N.C. State University, has been named director of the university’s Agricultural Institute and assistant director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Get ready to kick off the season right on Sept. 15, 2012 in Dorton Arena, before the N.C. State versus South Alabama game!
The event was the first of two sessions in this year’s Commissioner’s Speaker Series, hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Agricultural Institute, Agri-Life Council, Alpha Zeta and the CALS Alumni and Friends Society. The next session is April 11.
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.
The Agricultural Institute, the two-year associate’s-degree program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, introduced its first group of Agricultural Heritage Legacy Scholars at a reception October 6. There students met with representatives of the program’s benefactor, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.
It’s not typical that an endowment signing draws a standing-room-only crowd, but when word went out that a scholarship was being created in memory of Richard Canady, 2002 graduate of N.C. State University, nearly three score family, friends and colleagues made a point to be there Oct. 1 for the creation of the David “Richard” Canady Scholarship Endowment.
“He went the extra mile in helping students receive their degrees.”
That was a special recollection about Dr. Lemuel Goode shared by his son, Charles L. Goode, during ceremonies establishing the Lemuel “Lem” Goode and Lucy Goode Animal Science Scholarship Endowment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Charles Goode, his mother, Lucy Goode, and sister, Dr. Candace Goode Vick, created the endowment to honor Lem Goode, a beloved faculty member in the CALS Department of Animal Science at N.C. State University.
CALS’ Agricultural Institute is offering an international agribusiness, law and culture tour that will take participants to England, France and Wales from March 5 to 13, 2011. It’s open to CALS students, parents and alumni as well as faculty and staff. More information is available in a PDF that’s available online.