Stories From Apr 2017
Students Challenged to Design Incredible Edible Cars
Foods like protein bars, a sausage link, carrots and cookies became car parts in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s annual Edible Vehicle Design Competition.
What Should Elephants Eat?
Every six weeks, animal science graduate student Jordan Wood’s research requires a trip to the zoo. The project: understand how native tree species could be used to supplement the diet of the North Carolina Zoo’s African elephants.
Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies
As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success — the health of their queens.
AgPack Strong: On the Path to Success
As he pursues his bachelor’s degree in horticultural science at NC State, Ag Institute grad Donavan Battle says collaboration, communication and hard work are key to success.
Animal Science Partnership Nabs National Symposium
About 600 pre-veterinary students and 30 advisors from 77 colleges and universities across the United States attended the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium, traveling from as far away as Oregon and Puerto Rico to engage in hands-on labs and lectures on current veterinary topics.
Student Spotlight: Hall Aspires to Lend a Hand for N.C. Agriculture
Junior soil science student Lane Michael Hall knows what he wants to do — to help North Carolina agriculture — and is busy getting it done.
New Program Fosters Collaboration Between Students and Industry
A new undergraduate scholars program in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will give students the opportunity to work outside the classroom on real-world problems.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
A new Executive Farm Management Program – offered through a partnership between NC State and East Carolina University – aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees
Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.
Despite Rain, Farm Animal Days Delights
Each spring CALS throws open the barn doors to thousands of area school children, teachers and families for a unique hands-on experience with agriculture.