Academics

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. 

Dec 9, 2019  |  Honors and Awards

Agroecology Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences congratulates Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, for receiving the USDA National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences.  

Nov 25, 2019  |  Academics

A Letter to Grandmother

48 of NC State's 30,000 students were lucky enough to get a seat in Bob Patterson's crop science class this fall. They all came expecting an assignment - just not this one.

Nov 18, 2019  |  Academics

Teaching Gardens Get New Neighbors & Horsepower

Crop and Soil Sciences is home to two teaching gardens, previously separated by miles - in distance and approach.  Now, the gap has narrowed to a 50-foot perennial grass buffer.

Aug 5, 2019  |  Research

Bringing Out the BESST in Geoscience Research

For the fifth consecutive year, 10 unacquainted college students piled into a van for a beach road trip.  They headed east to the North Carolina sand but not to sun on it.

Jul 15, 2019  |  Academics

Agriscience Fuels Lab Training for HS Teachers

High school agriculture class?  Is that even still taught? The answer is a resounding yes - across the country and in North Carolina.  And high school agriculture classes are found in more than NC’s rural counties.