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CALS Communications

We heighten the visibility and reputation of CALS, attract students and enhance a culture of philanthropy.

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Cultivating Connections

CALS Communications tells the stories of CALS to elevate the opportunities and impact that our academic programs, research and NC State Extension create for our state, the nation and the world.

Our audiences connect with us through CALS Magazine, the CALS Weekly email bulletin, our news center, podcast, and social media. We also promote specific initiatives via strategic marketing campaigns.

Quality + Service:
Our Promise to You

We establish minimum turnaround times based on your needs, the scope, and our schedule. This helps us keep our promise to always deliver high-quality products and service to you.

Creative Services

We’re on your team. Together we can develop and execute digital and print communications that connect with your audience. We can help you tell your story via the web, video, audio and print.

We Provide

  • Creative direction
  • Brand and visual identity development
  • Graphic design for print and digital
  • Web design and development
  • Video and audio production

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Always in Season

Homegrown has you covered with a seasonal video series showing you what to grow and how to grow it. Explore North Carolina and reconnect with its food, recipes, landscapes and agriculture, featuring CALS’s top researchers and Extension experts.

An array of fruits and vegetables
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Content and Editorial

Want to see your department in the headlines? We can help. Our writers and editors produce and polish short- and long-form stories, news, and web and marketing copy. We’re experts in readability, engagement, clarity, coherence and audience-appropriate content, eager to report your impact to the world.

Each CALS Collaborative System has a CALS Communication Liaison. Liaisons will work with departmental and system-level communicators to:

  • Cultivate story and strategic communications ideas
  • Consult in the development of stories and strategic communications
  • Craft stories and strategic communications when needed/appropriate

We can help highlight how your department transforms societal challenges into agricultural and life sciences opportunities.

We also partner with University News Services to connect national and international reporters with the expertise of our faculty and staff and the stories of their innovative teaching, research and Extension efforts.

Read our stories and news and follow CALS on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube accounts, and NC State Extension on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a story idea? Send it to the CALS Comm content team.

Listen Up

Issues in agriculture affect not just farmers. They influence our lives every day. Farms, Food and You is a monthly podcast series that explores these issues with NC State University experts and others with ties to agriculture and food-related industries in North Carolina and beyond.

Child's outstretched hand with blueberries
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Our Team

Megan Lybrand

Chief Communications Officer

Jessica Bowley

Administrative Support Specialist

Simon Gonzalez

Extension Content Specialist

Julie Hayworth-Perman

Extension Marketing and Communications Specialist

Sam Jones

Digital Communications Specialist

Krystal Lynch

Academic Programs Marketing and Communications Specialist

Caro Metzler

Social Media Specialist

Justin Moore

Marketing and Communications Director, NC State Extension

Ronith Sharmila

Marketing Project Manager

Diane Stoy

Publications Editor


Mailing address (U.S. Mail)
CALS Communications
NC State University
Campus Box 7603
Raleigh, NC 27695-7603

Physical address (Delivery and Courier Services)
CALS Communications
NC State University
3210 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

About the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University lives the land-grant mission through our 12 academic departments, research and extension services.

What we think and do helps transform challenges into opportunities that create economic, intellectual and societal prosperity across the state and around the world.