Professor Emeritus and Philanthropist William Collins Awarded Prestigious Watauga Medal
“In addition to all the good things he has done for tobacco farmers and for rural North Carolina, his legacy is going to be in the people he helped along the way. He takes just as much joy in the success of others than he does in his own success – and probably more.”
Susana Milla-Lewis Named University Faculty Scholar
Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis was recently selected as a 2017-18 University Faculty Scholar.
Weed Science Society of North Carolina Annual Meeting Awards
We are pleased to announce the following award winners at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of North Carolina. Congratulations to all!
Jim Dunphy Wins the First Ever American Soybean Association Pinnacle Award
“Recognizing the highest level of contribution and long-term leadership within the soybean family and industry.”
Reuben Wilson’s Long and Winding Road Leads to his Academic Home: Soil
“What I’ve always wanted to do is help the North Carolina farmer. My dad, my friends’ fathers, people I’ve worked for; they’re some of the hardest working people in the state, and if I can use what I’ve learned here to assist them in any way possible, that’s my ultimate goal.”
Abby Haselton Awarded First Place in Poster Competition at IECA Annual Conference
MS student Abby Haselton’s poster, “Wildflower Growth Response to Construction Site Soil Conditions” won first prize in the poster competition at the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference in Long Beach in February.
Two new Graduate Research Assistantships posted this week.
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences posted two new Graduate Assistantships this week.
Eastern Regional Small Grains Genotyping Laboratory Increases Returns on Wheat Breeders’ Investment
“It’s revolutionizing wheat breeding in the public sector in the south—well, everywhere. This lab is revolutionizing public wheat breeding in the south and eastern United States.”
AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies
On his farm near Four Oaks, Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years he’s added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn.
“City Girl” Sarah Yim Finds Her Voice in Crop and Soil Sciences
“It’s being able to spread that knowledge. Not just how we produce our food, but how we can do it in a manner that will extend for generations.”