The Celebration Begins (Virtually)
To commemorate our graduates’ achievement, and to spite the long, strange year, we released a Celebration of Success website to capture and uplift this poignant moment. Finishing undergrads and graduate students each have their own page on the site to stand proud, herald their accomplishments, and even deliver their own recorded message.
#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.
Student Spotlight: Mary Grace Phillips, Full-Time Student & Healthcare Worker
We talked with Mary Grace Phillips, a Crop and Soil Sciences undergraduate, about experiencing the COVID-19 fight first-hand. She is a junior majoring in agroecology and community food systems while working full time in the healthcare field.
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.
An Open Letter to a Denied Student
College decisions are hard. You’ve worked really hard for a long time. And the reply that came from NC State wasn’t the one that you’d hoped to receive.
Graduate Students Tackle Weeds and Webinars
NC State students are pressing on. Many are tackling tough weed science challenges and persisting despite the interruptions to daily student life.
Love Grows on NC Farms
Lindsey Tyson grew up on a tractor in Spring Hope, NC. For five generations her family has farmed 150 acres, including a mix of chickens and row crops. And she's about to take her turn at the wheel.
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.
Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest
The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit trees.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Shannon Koss
We recently caught up with Shannon Koss, a Crop Science graduate student, to learn what brought her to NC State and where she is headed.