Student Spotlight: Ben Rose – A Passion Worthy of Pursuit
Crop and Soil Sciences students follow different routes in their academic journey, but their goal of agricultural and environmental impact is the same. We caught up with Ben Rose, a senior undergraduate soil science major to learn about his winding academic journey and future plans. If you are a student who is questioning the relevance of your educational path, grab some coffee. You’ll want to join this journey.
Ag Institute Grad Now Focuses On Bachelor’s Degree
CALS student Colden Bradshaw had never considered college. Now the future Ag Institute graduate finds himself not quite finished with college and NC State as he’s moving on to pursue his bachelor’s degree.
December Graduation Arrives (Virtually)
To commemorate our graduates’ achievement, and to spite the long, strange year, on Friday we're updating our Celebration of Success website to capture and uplift this celebratory moment. (It’s when we would normally be cutting the big cake in Williams Hall.)
NC State Announces New Full-Ride Scholarship in Agronomy
NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is thrilled to announce the creation of a new full-ride undergraduate scholarship in agronomy. The scholarship endowment was created by Connie and Durwood Laughinghouse to celebrate the future of North Carolina farming.
Making Virtual Class Work
Thanks to wise planning and a hefty dose of creativity, Crop and Soil Sciences instructors are taking remote-learning students outside the classroom and even a bit further this year.
STEM Careers Start with A College Major in Soil
We have one earth. It’s currently our single place in the universe on which to build our homes, feed our communities, and sustain life. Soil is the common ground for a rich career field for anyone interested in STEM and environmental science.
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.
#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.
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.
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.