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Beneficial Berries

Through a longstanding collaboration with communities in Alaska, NC State's Mary Ann Lila is researching the health benefits a tasty local blueberry has on sled dogs.

$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

Unlike the cockroach, ants aren’t quite as common in high rises, preferring soil-filled parks and yards. But now, scientists who study ants say a species from Europe has recently made New York City its home, and they are now being found in living spaces several stories above the street.

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The Next Frontier is Here

At CALS, there is no final frontier in agriculture, just the next one. The future of agriculture is here and in progress. We harness big data to tackle big challenges like a growing population, increasing urbanization and climate change. We go beyond the field and lab to test new plant varietals in space. We create global collaboration in our research efforts. And that’s not the half of it. Get a glimpse of what we’re up to.