Stories From 2022
Building Our Community
2022 has been a year of expansion for our department. The growing demand for agricultural and environmental solutions is catapulting us forward. We’ve added 68 new hires this year, including four new faculty in key areas of emerging need.
A Nontraditional Path to Academic Success
Crop and Soil Sciences’ Jonathan Moore completes his bachelor’s degree in extension education and sets his sights on a master’s.
Groundtruthing Climate-Smart Grasslands
Extension faculty from North Carolina State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences have joined a network of 28 public and private partners to assist producers in implementing climate-smart grassland management strategies and to valuate the practices’ on-farm impact.
Bonding Through Bingo with GSAs
NC State's crop and soil sciences graduate student association provides small group events for students seeking friendship, networking and connection.
Weed Science Society of NC Grows Student Endowment
To perpetuate research progress, the Weed Science Society of North Carolina (WSSNC) recently doubled its student funding to develop the next generation of weed scientists.
Ph.D. Student Maggie Short: Looping Back To Tobacco
Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for a tobacco crop new to NC - cigar wrapper leaves.
Breeding Peanut 3.0
Building on years of NC State research, peanut breeder Jeff Dunne is using wild species genetics to breed disease-resistant varieties in a crop with an inherent fault.
Tradition Meets Innovation
Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population.
No Better Way To Raise Kids
North Carolina’s Innovative Young Farmer of the Year heeds his father-in-law’s advice to “learn and learn fast.”
Nickels for Know-How Check-off Vote Set for Nov. 17
A self-assessed check-off supporting agricultural research, extension, and teaching programs in North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is set for a vote on November 17, 2022.