Stories From 2018

May 4, 2018

Director of University Field Labs and NC State Research Stations Named

Natalie A. Hummel will join NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to guide its field laboratories and research stations.

May 3, 2018

Program Plants Leaders in Agriculture and Science

Rising 7th and 8th graders can dig into science through Project PLANTS’ exploratory field trips and hands-on projects in horticulture and agriculture. Students examine the scientific world and have the chance to develop positive social connections.

May 1, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.

Apr 29, 2018  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Takshay Patel

Takshay Patel, a Horticultural Science Ph.D. candidate, left India to discover purpose as a plant breeder.

Apr 27, 2018

Student Spotlight: MacKenzie Hare

Now approaching graduation, undergraduate student MacKenzie ‘Mac’ Hare was inspired to pursue a landscape design career after taking an introductory course to horticulture.

Apr 24, 2018

Horticulture Team Sixth in National Competition

The Horticulture Competition Team returned from Alamance Community College finishing 6th place out of 62 colleges and universities.

Apr 20, 2018

Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds

Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith.

Apr 13, 2018

Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners

North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies.

Apr 12, 2018

Labor Intensive: Extension Agent Andrea Gibbs

With the birth of her first baby weeks away, Extension Agriculture Agent Andrea Gibbs is still on the job covering 1,000 square miles of farmland — more than an hour from the nearest hospital.

Apr 12, 2018

Real-World Problems, Meet Your Solutions: CALS’ New Entrepreneurship Series

Aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs now have three new CALS courses focused on bringing ideas from concept to commercialization. A serial agribusiness developer wanted to know whether an oyster farm on a North Carolina island could be profitable. A local nursery sought […]