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.
Active in 4-H from childhood, Proctor held several leadership positions in the organization, culminating in his tenure as State Program Leader from 1984 until his retirement in 1995.
Forget the vernal equinox. For multitudes of gardening enthusiasts, the true first day of spring is the day of the annual Gala in the Garden at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This year the theme of the May 4 gala was “Celebrating North Carolina,” so the emphasis was on the state’s finest food, botanicals, products and people.
The April 23 joint meeting of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences brought good news for the CALS tobacco program. During the groups’ luncheon at the N.C. State University Club, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Dr. William K. Collins Sr. and Ann T. Collins and the N.C. Tobacco Foundation Inc. to create the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment.
The gift from Dr. Joseph K. and Deborah Kapp Gordon of Raleigh to the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will support a number of initiatives to better prepare rural North Carolinians for acceptance to – and then the rigors of – N.C. State.
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.
Through farm tours, business planning workshops and other sessions that are part of Cooperative Extension’s popular Piedmont Farm School, new and aspiring farmers gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.
Fabulous food. N.C. State ice cream. Face painting. The (food) science of beer-making. These were all part of the howling good time enjoyed by alumni, faculty, students and friends at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual tailgate, Aug. 31.
Dr. E. Carroll Joyner stands next to a display honoring his and Dr. Ram Badan Singh’s selection as CALS Distinguished Alumni.
Hanging among the family photos and memorabilia that line the front hallway of Margaret Carter’s home is a framed letter from late N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Jim Graham, thanking Carter for her many years of service. The letter serves as a testament to her career, but it’s Graham’s handwritten note at the page’s bottom, signed “your friend,” that speaks volumes.