Stories From Sep 2017

Sep 26, 2017  |  Student Spotlight

Crop and Soil Sciences Senior Grows Big Plans

What do a teen carnivorous plant grower who cultivated thousands of the rare species on his family’s farm in Colombia, a Durham Tech student transfer in NC State’s Crop and Soils Sciences Department, and a Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient who created drone videos in Costa Rica all in have in common? They are all Jacobo Rozo Posso, a multi-talented senior who’s growing big plans.

Sep 25, 2017  |  Department Events

International Agricultural Cropping Systems presents “Training the Next Generation of Coffee Producers & Consumers via Innovation & Entrepreneurship”

Visiting students and instructors from SENA in Colombia will explore our local culture and have classroom exchanges with Crop and Soil Sciences Department students; and at the Global Training Institute on Centennial Campus, they will present the first symposium on coffee and cocoa research with other students, faculty, and businesses current topics related to coffee research and coffee culture.

Sep 22, 2017  |  Department Events

“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.

Sep 20, 2017

CALS Honors Extraordinary Alumni

CALS alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate more than two dozen extraordinary alumni at the college’s annual Alumni Awards Ceremony.

Sep 20, 2017  |  Academics

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.”

Sep 19, 2017

New Assistantship Announcement

Soil Science PhD Graduate Research Assistant, 0.5 time Stormwater Pollutant Control

Sep 18, 2017

Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator Hired

Emily Febles, a national leader in industrial hemp policy, joins NC State University as the Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator.

Sep 14, 2017  |  Faculty Focus

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.”

Sep 12, 2017  |  Students

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).

Sep 8, 2017  |  Gifts and Awards

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."