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Sunflower research shows aid to bees

World Bee Day

With our ongoing efforts to conserve pollinator species, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is celebrating World Bee Day on May 20 to help raise awareness about these critical creatures.

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Our agricultural research has a massive economic impact on rural North Carolina.


ROI: NC State Extension’s work helps fuel the N.C. economy by delivering solutions directly into the hands of the state’s citizens.


Nearly all CALS students with high-need degrees graduate with jobs that have salaries well above the state’s median income.

CALS in the News

A new study suggests that bee species are favoring smaller-bodied and solitary bees as a result of climate change. What does this mean for pollinator populations and for our global food supply which relies heavily on pollinators? Becky Irwin, applied ecology professor, shares her knowledge.

Bumblebee on a flower.

A Global Perspective

To meet global challenges in agriculture and life sciences, we need to develop and draw on the world’s brightest minds. That’s why CALS forms international partnerships with scientists, companies and countries around the world, to work together and feed a growing population.