Alumni and Friends

Sep 27, 2021  |  Careers

Mastering The Business of Golf Course Agronomics [Career Guide]

NC State alumnus John Jeffreys of Pinehurst No.2 reveals what golf course superintendents do and the path turfgrass students can follow for success.

Mar 9, 2021  |  Careers

What Does An Environmental Soil Scientist Do? [Career Guide]

Soil is a unifying element of our planet and every nation on it. But soil science is a career field that is often overlooked because it’s, well, always underfoot.

Nov 20, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

NC State Announces New Full-Ride Scholarship in Agronomy

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is thrilled to announce the creation of a new full-ride undergraduate scholarship in agronomy. The scholarship endowment was created by Connie and Durwood Laughinghouse to celebrate the future of North Carolina farming. 

Nov 17, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

$8.1M+ in Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is delighted to announce a series of planned and current gifts totaling over $8M to enhance the study of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through agriculture.

Oct 28, 2020  |  AgPackStrong!

Alumni Spotlight: Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future

What keeps Archie Griffin up at night? More often than not, it’s a foreboding sense that he may one day lose the farm that his grandfather started building in the 1960s.

Oct 21, 2020  |  AgPackStrong!

Lake Wheeler Field Lab Names New Superintendent

Bridget Lassiter, a Crop Science alumna, brings a can-do attitude to her new role as the first female superintendent of NC State’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab.

Sep 28, 2020  |  AgPackStrong!

Alumni Spotlight: Jimmy Simpson, Still in the Game

NC State Alumni Jimmy Simpson oversees all the Town of Cary’s 45 athletic fields, volleyball courts, and supporting facilities with a team of 23 full-time employees. An avid high school baseball player and fan, he saw sports turf management as a long term connection to stay in the game he loves.

Sep 17, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Thank You Day of Giving Friends

Despite a world of upheaval, the Pack came together yesterday on the NC State Day of Giving to donate over $23M to support our students.

Sep 15, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Day of Giving Donations Fuel Student Experiences

Wolfpack membership is for life. NC State’s Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack celebrates the impact of the Pack. This special event is September 16, 2020.

Jun 26, 2020  |  AgPackStrong!

Alumni Profile: Dorian Perez

Crop and Soil Sciences alumni Dorian Perez tried college, twice. But when the first pass didn’t stick, he tried another route that started him towards his field of dreams.