Stories From 2016
How to Prepare Your Own Eggnog
Ever wonder how to make your own egg nog at home? NC State University’s Dr. Ben Chapman has a few tips for how to safely prepare this holiday staple on your own.
JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year
Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.
Esbenshade Tapped as FSLI Director
Dr. Ken Esbenshade has been named director of the Food Systems Leadership Institute, a national executive leadership program.
Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal
At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.
Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference
When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever.
Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton
The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.
New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection
To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall.
FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star
April Shaeffer’s North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered national attention this year from FarmHer, an RFD TV program focusing on the contributions of women in agriculture. Clips from the show are now available online.
Student Spotlight: Bone Scholar Laura Johnson Aims High
Agricultural Institute student Laura Johnson has always wanted to own her own farm. First step: education.
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.