Highlights and Hopes: Dean Linton’s Reflections at the Start of a New Year
Another year in the books for CALS – and it was a big one. 2017 saw major advancements in each of the college’s initiatives, multiple new department head and faculty hires, innovative new programs to increase student access, record fundraising and research award totals … and the list goes on.
Grant Helps Farmer Develop a Christmas Destination
Kevin Gray has Christmas trees galore on his farm, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.
Student Spotlight: Nicholas Tuschak Basinger
Ph.D. student and Renaissance man Nicholas Tuschak Basinger earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from Furman University and had plans to study physical therapy in graduate school. Instead, after a couple of on-farm internships – plus some soul searching and school searching – he decided on NC State and horticulture.
Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.
NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper.
$2 Million Golden LEAF Gift Bolsters N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center
The N.C. Food Processing and Innovation Center received another round of support as the Golden LEAF Foundation issued a grant for $2.2 million. This follows the October affirmative vote by a group of elected, nonprofit, business and university leaders to accelerate an initiative to grow North Carolina’s food manufacturing economy.