Students

May 9, 2020  |  Impact

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.

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 23, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

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.  

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 30, 2020  |  Degree Programs

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.  

Mar 23, 2020  |  Scholarships and Awards

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.

Feb 10, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

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.

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. 

Jan 27, 2020  |  Grants

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.

Jan 16, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

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.