I Am CALS: Danny Losito
From the Super Bowl to Beyoncé concerts, CALS alum Danny Losito has built an impressive resume. And now he’s got one of the rarest jobs in the country: one of only 30 director-level turfgrass managers for the NFL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grower Spotlight: Pace Family Farms
Michelle Pace Davis is a sixth generation Johnston County farmer who has learned the importance of farm adaptability, ag education and customer connections. Part of her farm’s mission is to invite and to educate - including students from her alma mater.
NC State Alumni Take the Field in World Series
The Washington Nationals' beautiful field is courtesy of John Turnour, a 2001 NC State turfgrass graduate. John will be on the largest of sports stages as the Nationals host the World Series for the first time.
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.