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Month: October 2017

Students cross the Court of North Carolina on their way to and from class.

Oct 19, 2017

Study Finds Grad Students Benefit From Industry-University Collaborations

A new study finds graduate students garner professional benefits from being trained as part of research consortia that bring together university and industry partners. 

4-H Alumnus Jim Clark has written two histories of North Carolina 4-H, giving back to an organization that deeply influenced his life.

Oct 9, 2017

NC State Prof Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For both his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, NC State University professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus Dr. James W.  Clark Jr. was inducted last week into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

Panelists on stage in the Hunt Library auditorium.

Oct 6, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Brings Listening Tour to NC State

A multi-state listening tour brought Sonny Perdue to NC State University, where he heard repeatedly about the importance of communicating with and educating the public about the importance of agricultural innovation to rural prosperity. 

Participants learn about sweet potatoes at a farm tour

Oct 3, 2017

Farm Tours Give Students Peek at Real-World Ag

Ag Business Management majors have a rare opportunity each semester to get out of the classroom and visit real farms and agribusinesses, gaining valuable experience and building connections. 

Four men standing outside and holding bluegrass instruments.

Oct 2, 2017

‘Pickin’ in the Pines’ to Help Send Kids to 4-H Camp

Love barbecue and bluegrass? Check out Pickin’ in the Pines on Oct. 21 at Millstone 4-H Camp. It’s a fundraiser aimed at allowing youth with limited resources to attend a week at 4-H camp next summer. 

Brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa). Photo by Matt Bertone.

Oct 2, 2017

Recluse or Not? Scientists Use Twitter to Tackle Spider Questions

Don’t panic! Scientists want to use social media to help folks learn more about brown recluses (and their lookalike spider kin).