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Can-do spirit lands Yard-Nique founder on TBJ ’40 Under 40′ list

Brian DuMont and his Yard-Nique staff

Brian DuMont describes the start of his company as the “perfect storm.” As a senior pursuing a degree in horticultural science at N.C. State in 1997, DuMont was assigned a class project about business ownership. He came up with a plan for a landscaping company and received one of his best grades ever.

Persistence pays for alumnus who leads CALS biotech spinoff

Dr. Giles Shih

When College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus Dr. Giles Shih talks about the success of his company, BioResource International (BRI), he sometimes mentions the Louis Pasteur quote “chance favors the prepared mind.”

Tailgate 2012 celebrates the tradition

CALS Tailgate 2012

A pre-game pep rally featuring the Wolfpack mascots and band. An abundance of great food. Fun and fellowship with CALS alumni, friends and faculty. Generous scoops of Howling Cow ice cream. And an array of College exhibits with everything from face-painting to reptile encounters. It was all there Sept. 15 as the Wolfpack faithful filled Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds at the 21st annual College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate.

Stewart completes Food Systems Leadership Institute program

Ken Swartzel, Marshall Stewart and Bill DeLauder

Dr. Marshall Stewart was among the 20 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) honored recently during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Denver.

CALS alum leads international textile company

Marvin Smith, a CALS graduate and CEO of Printcraft INC, is featured in this month’s newsletter for the N.C. State University Office of International Affairs.

Bledsoe will join National FFA as chief operating officer

Joshua Bledsoe

When Joshua Bledsoe entered high school as a freshman in 1987, he was surprised to find agricultural education listed as his elective at Surry Central High School in Dobson. Soon this N.C. FFA leader will join the national organization as chief operating officer.

White House Christmas tree is from Ashe County

Picture of Beau Estes, Travis Birdsell and Rusty Estes baling tree for shipment to Washington.

While Rusty and Beau Estes certainly deserve all the credit for producing a Fraser fir suitable to grace the White House at Christmas, a bit of North Carolina Cooperative Extension traveled with the tree to the nation’s capital.

Day Six of the Dean’s Tour: Research Triangle Park

Dean Richard Linton addresses guests at a reception at the N.C. Biotechnology Center in RTP.

New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton has been criss-crossing North Carolina on a whirlwind tour of the state since Oct. 23. But on Nov. 8 he was back in the heart of the Triangle, as he toured sites at the Research Triangle Park.

2012-2013 CALS Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Alumni honored

CALS Distinguished Alumni Tommy Bunn (left) and Charles Stuber unveil the College's annual award display, on which they are featured.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced Dr. Charles W. Stuber and Jessie Thomas “Tommy” Bunn as its 2012-2013 Distinguished Alumni. The two were honored at the College’s annual Alumni Awards Reception Nov. 2, when the College’s Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni for 2012 were also announced.

Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton

Dean Richard Linton listens as Dr. Steve Washburn shares information about the pasture-based livestock unit at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

The third day of Dean Richard Linton’s cross-state trek took him to eastern North Carolina for a tour of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, bookended by stops in Clinton and Wallace.

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