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Turkeys Join Pack

CALS is welcoming the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate, Chocolate and Chip, to their new home at NC State. This is the university's first time serving as the home of the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

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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

Bill Aimutis, the executive director of the NC State’s NC Food Innovation Lab, was featured on “The Plantbased Business Hour” podcast with Celia Homyak, the co-director of the Alt. Meat Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, to discuss plant-based food trends and innovation.

scientists working in the NC Food Innovation Lab

Our Rich Heritage

This issue looks at forgotten crops that are now in a renaissance and creating income for farmers, the continued tradition of transformative innovation that betters our lives and supports natural resources, and our rich legacy of research, teaching and Extension.