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New Agricultural Institute director named

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson

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.

Save the date for CALS Tailgate 2012!

Mr. Wuf will be there to greet you at CALS Tailgate 2012!

Get ready to kick off the season right on Sept. 15, 2012 in Dorton Arena, before the N.C. State versus South Alabama game!

Feeding future populations is the issue at 2012 Commissioner’s Series kick-off session

N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (center) and panelists (front, from left) Norris Tolson, John Vollmer, Julie Groce, Reggie Strickland and David Smith are backed by CALS student members of Alpha Zeta at the March 21 Commissioner's Series event.

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.

Panelists talk sustainable agriculture at Ag Awareness Week Forum

CALS student members of Alpha Zeta gather behind panelists (from left) Jason Smith, George Teague, Sarah Smith, Myron Smith, Allison Nichols, Bob Nutter and Steve Troxler.

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.

Agricultural Institute and Tobacco Trust Fund Commission welcome seven scholars to Agricultural Heritage Legacy Scholarship Program

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.

New CALS scholarship honors Richard Canady and his love for family, friends and agriculture

David and Jean Canady, parents of Richard Canady, and his brother, Andrew, sign into creation a scholarship endowment in memory of Richard. Behind them are (from left) Dr. Jon Brandt, ARE Department head; Dr. Johnny Wynne, CALS dean; and Dr. Ken Esbenshade, CALS Academic Programs director.

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.

Stockman and teacher Dr. Lemuel Goode honored as new CALS scholarship is created

Dr. Candace Goode Vick (seated, left), Lucy Goode and Charles Goode sign the agreement creating the scholarship endowment honoring Dr. Lemuel Goode. Behind them are Dr. Johnny Wynne, Dr. Ken Esbenshade, Ken Sigmon and Dr. Todd See.

“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.

Now’s the time to sign up for CALS study trip abroad

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.

A Land-Grant Gem

Red-robed 2010 AGI graduates celebrate in May.

The College’s Agricultural Institute celebrates 50 years as a defining part of the university’s mission — and the ‘perfect fit’ for thousands of students.The Agricultural Institute offers nine academic programs leading to an associate of applied science degree, ranging from agribusiness management to landscape technology. It’s now one of the United States’ largest associate-degree-granting programs at a four-year institution offering agriculture degrees.

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