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Emma Macek

Olivia Mabe with her cow at the State Fair

Oct 12, 2023

Show Time at the State Fair

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, hear from CALS junior Olivia Mabe, who will be showing her halter-trained heifer at the North Carolina State Fair. Learn what makes a prize-winning cow and why you and your family should take a break from the rides, games and fried treats to check out the exhibition. 

Ashlyn Ramsey wearing an NC State sweatshirt in a barn with cows

Jul 25, 2023

The Coolest Summer Internship

Animal science student Ashlyn Ramsey is exploring the dairy industry — and sampling ice cream and cheese — this summer at Looking Glass Creamery in Polk County. 

a woman scientist wearing a purple lab coat working in a lab

Jun 6, 2023

The Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance

North Carolina Food Animal Initiative Fellow Jessica Parzygnat is studying antimicrobial resistance on poultry farms, and what we can do to avoid it. 

a female undergraduate student smiling while holding a pig

May 2, 2023

Student Discovers Passion for Pigs at NC State

Molly Jones will start vet school in the fall after working with pigs throughout her undergraduate studies as a Food Animal Scholar. 

two female CALS students taking a selfie in Washington, D.C.

Oct 10, 2022

Internship to Friendship: CALS Students Bond Over Agricultural Policy

Katie Forrest and MacKenna Clifton spent the summer in Washington, D.C., learning about agricultural policy through the Senator Jesse Helms Agricultural Legislative Summer Internship Program, while also creating a new friendship. 

Bryan Blinson and his wife at a football game

Sep 7, 2022

A Lifetime with Cattle: Bryan Blinson Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumnus

As executive director of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, Bryan Blinson is passionate about promoting the beef industry and creating youth agricultural opportunities across the state. 

a man in a grad gown taking a picture with a cow

May 2, 2022

Bryson Jacobs: Finding His Fit in Animal Science

Upon graduation, animal science senior Bryson Jacobs will complete an internship at Select Sires in Plain City, Ohio. He will then start vet school at The Ohio State University in the fall. 

Group of animal science students at the Prevet symposium.

Mar 23, 2022

NC State Pre-Vet Students Receive Recognition at National Symposium

NC State pre-veterinary students attended the 2022 APVMA Symposium, where they had their most successful year yet with awards and scholarships. 

Erin McKenney

Feb 24, 2022

A Microbe Love Story

NC State’s Erin McKenney has a diverse set of experiences revolving around microbes. 

a young family holding NC State branded photo props

Feb 7, 2022

Justin Fix: ‘It’s All About The Relationships’

As director of business development and genetic improvement at Acuity Swine, Justin Fix credits his success to the relationships he developed along the way.