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Dave Herpy at Lake Raleigh

‘Happiness is a Journey’

Personal tragedy reframed Dave Herpy’s outlook on his life and career. Here, the 4-H camping specialist shares his story — and the six principles that guide him every day.


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

Nearly $4 million will be used to outfit a new facility aimed at saving endangered animals at the A. E. Finley Center at Yates Mill County Park. NC State researchers will spearhead the conservation effort.

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.

Tending to the Community

With deep roots in their communities, Master Gardener volunteers are a vital source of gardening advice, fresh produce and compassionate service. Read more about their volunteer work and other stories in our CALS Magazine.

Members of the Debnam family at the seed library