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
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."
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.
Architecture Students Design, Build
The project is a boost to offering more campus-grown food in campus dining halls. NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm off Lake Wheeler Road has grown produce for NC State Dining for several years, but in order to maximize harvests, the farm needed a facility where produce could be washed and refrigerated until transport to dining halls.
Grady Miller named 2017 ASA Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Grady Miller, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA)! This is the highest recognition the ASA bestows, and is based on the recipient's professional achievements and meritorious service.