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Blueberries on a branch

Faster Blueberry Breeding

In her doctoral research, Lauren Redpath searches for genetic keys for better blueberries. At the same time, she’s using skills she’s learned at NC State to kickstart her plant improvement career.

$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

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.

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