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Year: 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

CALS New Year’s Resolutions

Having a hard time coming up with a New Year’s resolution for 2019? Several faculty members from NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently shared suggestions from their areas of expertise. 

Dec 6, 2018

The Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain Holiday Challenge

The Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain Holiday Challenge was developed in 2006 by the North Carolina Division of Public Health as a resource for North Carolinians to maintain their weight over the holiday season. Attempting to lose weight during the holidays can be very difficult and discouraging, so participants are encouraged to maintain… 

CALS Alumna Ag Teacher Jillian Ford

Oct 18, 2018

Taking Ag To High School: Award-Winning Teacher (And CALS Alum) Jillian Ford

A recent double-CALS grad, Onslow County high school teacher Jillian Ford just nabbed a new title: the Southeast’s 2018 Outstanding Early Career Teacher, according to the National Association of Agricultural Educators. 

Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Travis Park Recognized as a National Teach Ag Champion

This semester, the Department of Agricultural and Humans Sciences has celebrated those pioneering the way in agricultural education. Dr. Travis Park, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education here at NC State University, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was selected as one of the 2018 National Teach Ag Champions this year. This prestigious… 

People with shovels gathered around a mound of dirt

Aug 21, 2018

“Realization of a Dream”: NC FFA Center Breaks Ground on New Dormitory

On an early August afternoon along the banks of White Lake in Bladen County, North Carolina, state FFA leaders, youth, educators and corporate supporters gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new female dormitory at the NC FFA Center. 

three girls sitting with a backpack

Aug 15, 2018

Local NBA Star Sends Seven Kids to N.C. 4-H Camp

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard and Bertie County, North Carolina, native Kent Bazemore recently treated seven first-time summer campers to the N.C. 4-H camp that helped shape his own childhood experiences. 

Aug 14, 2018

Juntos 4-H Students Publish a Book on Latinx Immigrant and First-Generation Experiences

Juntos 4-H Students Publish a Book 

Stephanie Murray, Susan Chase, Lorelei Jones, Lisa Benavente, and Tony Benavente

Aug 8, 2018

NC State Presents at the 2018 National EFNEP Conference

NC State was well represented at the recent 2018 National EFNEP Conference. Tony Benavente presented a session on WebNEERS at the Conference and received an award for his work on the WebNEERS Beta Team. A poster on the Monthly Activity Reporting System: North Carolina’s Approach to Documenting, Reporting, and Monitoring Educator Activities was accepted. Authors were:… 

Aug 1, 2018

Congressman Price makes visit to Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Congressman David Price recently completed a site visit to see the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in action.  The program visited is conducted in partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and offers participants the opportunity to practice new skills they learn through the program, learn how to utilize… 

Student group photo

Jul 19, 2018

Juntos Summer Academy 2018

Author:  John Bennett Juntos, an organization dedicated to 4-H Latinx students’ achievement both in high school and in higher education, hosted its ninth annual Summer Academy this year from June 18-22. Summer Academy is an integral part of the Juntos experience, allowing students to experience living on a university campus for a week and to…