Undergraduate

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 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 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 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.  

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.