Growing NC Food Entrepreneurship
North Carolina ranks third among states when it comes to agricultural diversity. Our farmers produce about 90 different commodities, but roughly 80% of crops grown here are shipped out of state to be processed. What’s being done to tap the potential for food entrepreneurs, to bring these commodities home, so to speak, to create more…
More PEAS, Please!
NC State collaborates on a new research project designed to build preschool teachers’ STEM knowledge, skills and confidence.
Coming Up: Healthier Foods, With Less Food Loss
A partnership rich with Wolfpack DNA leads to a winning new food for health-conscious consumers. And more products are on their way, made largely from leftovers from farms and food processors.
Student Spotlight: Juan Ascencio Makes His Mark In Meat Contest
Juan Ascencio heads to Germany in May after winning seven medals in an international charcuterie contest.
A Conversation with Graduating Senior Kati Scruggs
For one outstanding CALS graduating senior, coming to NC State in 2014 opened troves of opportunities, from conducting ethnographic research in the western highlands of Guatemala to leading the 2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
A new Executive Farm Management Program – offered through a partnership between NC State and East Carolina University – aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees
Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.
Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives
Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives.
Extension Specialist Addresses U.S. House Ag Committee
NC State’s Guido van der Hoeven tells members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture that current tax laws create impediments for farmers who’d like to retire as well as for people who’d like to enter the profession.
Xiang Explores the Evolutionary History of Dogwood Diversity
With flowering dogwoods in full bloom, NC State’s Jenny Xiang takes time out to discuss her research to understand more about the intriguing evolutionary history of its genus.