Stories From 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester

After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students.

Dec 7, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Amber Page Emerson

As she approaches graduation from the Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences program, Amber Emerson hopes to start a career working with young children and their families.

Nov 28, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski

As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics.

Nov 22, 2017

‘Pull for Youth’ Events Raise $100k for 4-H, FFA

Through several “Pull for Youth” sporting clays events held across the state, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raised $103,000 for North Carolina 4-H and North Carolina FFA.

Nov 2, 2017

Making Hay: 4-H’ers Use Hay Bales to Spread Messages of Fun and Learning

What do fidget spinners, wise owls and gumball machines have in common? They are among the symbols young people used at the State Fair this year to spread the 4-H message.

Oct 26, 2017

Christian Gray Is #AgPackStrong

He's trained first-round NBA picks, but when CALS alum Christian Gray has to choose between a business trip and a middle school graduation, he'll cancel the business trip every time. Gray transforms lessons from a challenging childhood into youth mentorship, both on and off the court.

Oct 25, 2017

Not Your Ordinary Summer Internships

Whether on Capitol Hill or at the North Carolina General Assembly, three exceptional CALS students experienced once-in-a-lifetime summer internships.    

Oct 19, 2017

Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling

Four years ago Abby Whitaker was confident that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever.

Oct 18, 2017

CALS Student Helps “Lil’ Aggies” Make Big Splash at State Fair

Sophomore ag education major Rachel Brown is already living her dream, teaching nine students the ins and outs of animal agriculture and showing them the ropes at the N.C. State Fair.

Oct 9, 2017

NC State Prof Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For both his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, NC State University professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus Dr. James W.  Clark Jr. was inducted last week into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.