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Year: 2016

Dec 23, 2016

How to Prepare Your Own Eggnog

Ever wonder how to make your own egg nog at home? NC State University’s Dr. Ben Chapman has a few tips for how to safely prepare this holiday staple on your own. 

Arboretum gate in November in the early afternoon

Dec 22, 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year

Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate. 

image of a decorated graduation cap

Dec 21, 2016

December Graduates’ Reflections

We caught up with a few CALS students on graduation day to hear about their time in the college and their hopes for the future. 

Front exterior of Patterson Hall

Dec 21, 2016

Esbenshade Tapped as FSLI Director

Dr. Ken Esbenshade has been named director of the Food Systems Leadership Institute, a national executive leadership program. 

Ben Smith examines a hemlock tree.

Dec 20, 2016

Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal

At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests. 

Luping Qu stands beside a hops trellis.

Dec 20, 2016

Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference

When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever. 

A broad 'normal' cotton leaf compared to an 'okra'-shaped cotton leaf.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. 

Aerial of Memorial Belltower and surrounding buildings on campus.

Dec 19, 2016

New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection

To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall. 

NC State belltower at night

Dec 19, 2016

An Extraordinary Year

The past year has been a big one for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Join us as we bid farewell to 2016 with a top-10 list of the year’s highlights. 

April Shaeffer of CALS Animal Science started a livestock workshop series aimed at women.

Dec 14, 2016

FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star

April Shaeffer’s North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered national attention this year from FarmHer, an RFD TV program focusing on the contributions of women in agriculture. Clips from the show are now available online.