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April Shaeffer of CALS Animal Science started a livestock workshop series aimed at women.

Dec 14, 2016

FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star

Cheers filled Room 205 of Polk Hall as NC State Extension technician April Shaeffer wrapped up her television debut with a smile. Shaeffer’s North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered national attention this month from FarmHer, an RFD TV program focusing on the contributions of women in agriculture. Dozens of Shaeffer’s colleagues turned out to watch… 

CALS grad Shonette Lewis

Dec 6, 2016

AgPack Strong: Passionate about Helping People

Shonette Lewis earned her master’s degree in family life and youth development and embarked on a career dedicated to helping children and families. 

Laura Johnson is one of the 2016 Bone Scholars, studying animal science.

Dec 6, 2016

Student Spotlight: Bone Scholar Laura Johnson Aims High

College was looking tough for fourth-generation farmer Laura Johnson. She dreaded having to balance a full class schedule with a job to pay her way. Then the phone rang. Johnson is now one of CALS’ Bone Scholars, a program set up by Dale and Genia Bone for qualifying students from North Carolina farm families. Johnson is double-majoring in… 

Frank and Judi Grainger sign endowment

Dec 5, 2016

Students in Large-Scale Organic Agriculture to Benefit from Gift

A new endowment funded by long-time higher education supporters Frank and Judi Grainger will allow NC State University to enhance support of undergraduate students interested in hands-on research and travel experiences related to large-scale organic crop production. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton recognized the couple during a Nov. 28 luncheon for establishing… 

Dr. Christopher R. Daubert

Nov 30, 2016

Daubert Named University Research Fellow

Dr. Christopher R. Daubert, head of the NC State Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been named an NC State Vice Chancellor Research Fellow. In cooperation with the university’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development and the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures, Daubert will lead a study on entrepreneurial culture at peer and… 

An array of poinsettias

Nov 29, 2016

Poinsettias on Display Dec. 4

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the annual Poinsettia Open House at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. The free event — featuring over 100 cultivars of poinsettias — will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4. 

Nov 29, 2016

Clouse Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Steven D. Clouse, an emeritus professor from NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Clouse, who retired as professor of genomics, plant physiology and horticultural science in December 2015, was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of plant… 

Dr. Alexander Krings holds a folder containing one of the Vascular Plant Herbarium's plant specimens.

Nov 28, 2016

Faculty Focus: Behind the Scenes in the Vascular Plant Herbarium

You could hardly imagine a more nondescript setting: cinderblock walls and tile floors surround row upon row of wooden filing cabinets in three adjoining rooms of Gardner Hall. Behind the doors of those cabinets? Thousands and thousands of multi-colored folders, each containing – drumroll, please – a fragile, brown, dried-up plant sample. But ask Dr.… 

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Nov 22, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Some food safety tips to help you avoid making loved ones sick this holiday season — because nothing ruins a get-together like projectile vomiting. 

portrait of Vivian Howard

Nov 21, 2016

Vivian Howard to Speak at NC State

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community.