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Crops for the Future

Joe Gage from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will lead the National Institutes of Health-funded Genomes2Fields Initiative to study the interplay between corn varieties and their environments.

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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

NC State researchers in Mills River are creating local hops to fill a need for Western North Carolina brewers.

Hops, specifically the cones, in Western North Carolina
Volunteers and community participants take part in an Extension gardening demonstration inside of a greenhouse

Powering Positive Change

In this issue you’ll see how the Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab serves as a model farm of the future. We’ll highlight just a few of the changemakers who are creating life- and industry-altering change. And you’ll read about how 4-H puts summer opportunities within reach for more kids.

a drone photo of NC State's Lake Wheeler Field Laboratory