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A Galaxy Far, Far Away

For Christina Burnham, it felt like a scene from “Star Wars”—the desert planet of Tatooine, to be exact. But after seeing scorpions in the trees, she happened to look up at the night sky. It changed her perspective and her path.

Explore her story 


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

NC State researcher Paula Ramos-Giraldo creates intelligent machines that can automate agricultural tasks, making those processes faster and safer.

On June 8, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina presented a $30,000 check to North Carolina State University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program.

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.