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Richard Linton, Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Our Shining Future
A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.Learn More
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Scientist Honored for Work in Pakistan
As scientists worldwide raced to create breeding lines that would tolerate a fungal disease that that was decimating crops in Africa, Dr. David Marshall worried about Pakistan, where wheat was the leading crop – and where resistance to the disease was nearly nonexistent. For his work, Marshall received the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Honor Award in global food security from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels
Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.
Ginseng Boosts Ag Hopes, Sustainably – If You're Careful
Ginseng has the potential to become a boon to the local economy. All it takes is the right soil, the right seeds, the right know-how – and constant vigilance. Cooperative Extension is hard at work helping western North Carolina growers raise this unique, lucrative crop.
Student Spotlight: Shelby Lanier Pioneers International Relationships
A former race horse named Floyd and a spring break trip to England transformed senior Shelby Lanier’s thinking into doing. A Thomas Jefferson Scholar pursuing a dual degree in animal science and history, Lanier says anything is possible through hard work.
Leading the Way
NC State ag research has a massive economic impact on rural North Carolina.
The Covington sweet potato, developed at NC State, makes up 20% of the global market.
CALS research has generated more than $25 million in licensing revenue since 2011.
Get the Scoop! New Howling Cow Flavor to Debut at N.C. State Fair
Does it have chocolate? Is it fruit-based? Crunchy? Swirly? Get a sneak peek of Howling Cow’s new ice cream flavor, created exclusively for the N.C. State Fair!