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Yates Mill with water

Power of Perseverance

As NC State pursues strategic initiatives on sustainability in agriculture, the environment and education, Yates Mill’s restoration story demonstrates the type of commitment it takes to achieve those goals.

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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

Forbes highlights research from the Department of Applied Ecology showing that carrying pollen significantly increases the body temperature of bumble bees.

Sunflower research shows aid to bees
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