Stories From Mar 2017
Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture
With farmers making up only 2 percent of the population, James Lamb believes it’s more important than ever for them to let the public know about agriculture. That’s just one of the reasons he devoted 50 days over two years to a program aimed at preparing agricultural leaders for North Carolina.
Faculty Focus: 45 Years and Going Strong
Labin “L.T.” Woodlief Jr. has worked for NC State University for 45 years. And he’s eyeing the big 5-0. Woodlief is a research specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Yes, We Might Have No Bananas
Rob Dunn’s newest book, “Never Out of Season,” examines the risks of a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology.
Online Master of Nutrition Program Nabs Top National Ranking
For the second year in a row, NC State’s online Master of Nutrition program ranked No. 1 on a list of the country’s top programs by BestColleges.com.
Students Soar in Multicultural Scholars Program
A unique scholarship program provides opportunities for outstanding students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the food and agricultural sciences.
Boyette Wins National Research Impact Award
Mike Boyette, Philip Morris Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently received a National Research Impact Award for his career achievements in sweet potato research.
Online Dashboards Illustrate Local Foods Spending Data
Where are North Carolinians buying local foods? How much are they spending? These are just some of the questions being answered through a collaboration of the NC 10% Campaign and RTI International.
AgPack Strong: Rachel Grantham’s Advice to Students
During her time at CALS, Smithfield’s Rachel Grantham learned a lot about agricultural business management, networking – and the importance of keeping an open mind in your career.
Student Spotlight: From Hawaii to the Brickyard
Kristin Hasegawa traveled more than 4,600 miles from home to pursue her dream. Now a sophomore animal science major, she considers CALS her second home.