Academics

May 18, 2020  |  Grower Spotlight

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.

May 4, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

#StillFarming and #StillStudying

For many of our students, returning home for online classes meant returning to work. Daniel McDonald's family operates McDonald Brothers Farm in Red Springs, NC. Online classes have to fit into farm work.

Apr 30, 2020

Duplin County 4-H Sprouts Online Programs

Unwilling to lose touch with her 4-H students, Duplin County Extension Program Assistant and NC State student Charmae Kendall launched several online activities for 4-Hers stuck at home.

Apr 20, 2020  |  Academics

High Schoolers Grow Into Scholars at NC Youth Institute

“How will we sustainably feed 10 billion people by 2050 with less land and water, and with erratic weather patterns?” asked Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize. “Future agricultural leaders must answer these questions.” 

Apr 16, 2020  |  Academics

Thoughts from a 2020 graduate: A season of loss & gratitude…

The following is a blog post from Isabella Rocco, a graduating senior in communications, who took Bob Patterson's World Population and Food Prospects class (STS 323) in her first semester at NC State. We are happy to share Isabella's words of encouragement (with permission) to fellow students. 

Apr 13, 2020  |  Academics

Agroecology Farm Goes Solo with Big Impact

NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm is normally a bustling hub of student and volunteer activity.  But now, farm manager Alison Reeves is farming solo but making a big impact on campus and in the community.

Apr 10, 2020  |  Academics

Students Consider Course Grading Choices

The hurdles of online learning are causing students to question whether they should maintain the standard course grading scale for their classes, or consider switching to another option such as S/U (pass/fail) or an “incomplete” designation.

Apr 2, 2020  |  Students

Coffee Talks Brew Online Community

NC State transitioned to online classes almost three weeks ago. In a department built on personal communication, Crop and Soil Sciences’ Director of Undergraduate Programs David Crouse recognized the gap and has started weekly student-faculty coffee talks.

Mar 12, 2020

Enrollment opens soon for Summer and Fall online courses

Are you are professional seeking to enhance your education? Or maybe looking to explore other careers? We have online courses available this Summer and Fall that are excellent ways to achieve your goals. 

Feb 3, 2020  |  Degree Programs

9 Reasons To Choose A College Major in Turfgrass

Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant responses, or growing high-value crops?  A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you.