Dr. Joseph E. Hightower, professor of applied ecology and assistant leader of the NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, is a 2013 recipient of the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award.
As an Extension entomologist at N.C. State University, Dr. Jack Bacheler helps folks grow crops without giving up too much to insects that feast on plants. This year, Bacheler himself has a gardening success story – he is the proud producer of the State Fair’s biggest pumpkin.
N.C. Cooperative Extension has a long history of helping citizens prepare for and recover from natural disasters. And recently the organization was recognized as one of five go-to extension organizations when it comes to disaster preparation.
What can we learn about food safety, through the eyes of people fixing dinner at home, shopping at the farmers market or dining in a restaurant? That’s what Dr. Ben Chapman, assistant professor and food safety extension specialist at N.C. State University, set out to find out with a new citizen food safety project.
The APLU FSLI Endowment will support the APLU Food Systems Leadership Award and future enhancements. Swartzel directed the FSLI from its founding until his recent retirement.
Two researchers from N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) — Dr. Mary Ann Lila and Dr. Allen Brown — will be featured on UNC-TV’s N.C. Science Now show on Wednesday Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
As fall harvest gathers momentum, the N.C. Agromedicine Institute encourages North Carolina farm families to focus on farm health and safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21. The institute’s mission is to develop solutions for agricultural hazards, collaborate on strategies for preventing injury and illness, and work with communities to promote health and safety through its research, education and intervention programs.
Dr. Steven Lommel has been named associate dean and director for the N.C. Agricultural Research Service in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective Sept. 1.
Preserving international forests, providing food security and addressing issues of global climate change will require a coordinated effort, Frances Seymour, former director of the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, told an audience at N.C. State University’s 2013 Borlaug Lecture. And before the lecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences entomologist Dr. Fred Gould received the Borlaug Excellence in Service to Society and the Environment Award.
It’s been called the biggest change to food safety and farming practices in modern history. And though it’s been more two and a half years since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law, there is still much work to be done. The good news is that in North Carolina, organizations that support agriculture haven’t been sitting on their hands. Groups like CALS, the N.C. Farm Bureau and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been active in helping to shape regulations and educate growers on how the Food Safety Modernization Act will affect the way they do business.