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Corn in a Rowan County field

Maximizing Data

NC State trains agricultural data experts who can make sense of a slew of data from satellites, drones and other sources.

$1.5B

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

27-to-1

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

95%

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

Cicadas are showing up in North Carolina but you’ll have to travel west to witness the phenomenon, says Clyde Sorenson, professor of entomology. When could we get the full effect? Sorenson says we’ll have to wait a few years.

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cicada on a leaf

Tending to the Community

With deep roots in their communities, Master Gardener volunteers are a vital source of gardening advice, fresh produce and compassionate service. Read more about their volunteer work and other stories in our CALS Magazine.

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Members of the Debnam family at the seed library