“Communicating Scientific Reality to the General Public” – WRAL – TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel
Save the date: October 30, 2017 WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel will speak on “Communicating Scientific Reality to the General Public” as part of the Tom and Carol Sinclair “Seeds of Change” lecture series.
A Major Birth Announcement: BS in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
“Global food and agriculture challenges are complex, and not solved by a single discipline.” Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno explains how the brand new Crop and Soil Sciences major, Bachelor of Science in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems came to be. “It’s cross departmental with Horticulture—a true multi-disciplinary degree. The resources and expertise of both departments provides students with something more.”
New Assistantship Announcement
Soil Science PhD Graduate Research Assistant, 0.5 time Stormwater Pollutant Control
Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator Hired
Emily Febles, a national leader in industrial hemp policy, joins NC State University as the Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator.
Meet Amy Johnson
Dr. Amy Johnson, new Ag Institute Coordinator of General Agriculture and Field Crop Technology, also teaches Crop and Soil Fertility classes in the Ag Institute. “Teaching. That’s the most important thing we can do.”
Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Student Association Names Officers
Several dozen students from various CALS departments met at Williams Hall last week for a catered lunch and the semester’s first meeting of the Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Student Association (SAGSA).
Agriculture Related Foundation Director Patti Stewart
One of the things I learned is to teach people, and to show them how important their contributions can be, and how they can make a real difference in the lives of students or faculty or whatever it is that they're giving to; it just resonates with the donors, and it's just something that I love to do. I love to know people and make the matches, so that everybody benefits."
Students get involved in Soil Science workshops
In Dr. Rich McLaughlin's sediment and erosion control workshops, students learn hands-on by participating in various exercises demonstrating proper water management.
Online and Distance Education
Did you know that Crop and Soil Sciences offers two undergraduate certificate programs that are courses of study in the fundamentals of crop science and soil science? Did you know you can complete a Master of Soil Science online?
Nominate a Student!
With the grand challenges we face - feeding a growing world population; climate change and sustainable agriculture; water resources and the environment - the need for graduates from Crop and Soil Sciences has never been greater. We need your help identifying the next great cohort of students.