Stories From Apr 2016
‘Winner-winner’ behavior may shape animal hierarchies
Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies, from primates to dolphins.
Farm Animal Days: Connecting agriculture and education
NC State University’s annual Farm Animal Days lets area children experience agriculture up close and hands on with the guidance of CALS experts. Field days are important because agriculture is crucial to the North Carolina economy – and more than two-thirds of that contribution is generated by farm animals.
Want an A? Help sell a cow.
Students from Professor Gary Gregory’s Livestock Merchandizing class ran an auction at the Beef Education Unit and sold about two dozen horses, cows, goats and sheep – for a final grade. Proceeds help cover operating expenses at the agriculture education units where the animals are raised.
For industrial engineering graduate student Jazmine Davis, interdisciplinary work in agriculture has been life-changing.