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Year: 2018

Student with child milking a cow

Oct 10, 2018

Only the Fair-est: Capture CALS’ Fair Spirit And Win

Capture and share CALS’ fair spirit this year, and you could win a prize. 

Dr. Ashrafi, blueberry breeder and genomicist

Oct 8, 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Ashrafi’s Fruitful Career

In his three years with NC State, Dr. Hamid Ashrafi has made significant progress in advancing the Department of Horticultural Science’s research, education and extension programs for blueberry and other small fruits. 

Photo of garden lights at night

Oct 2, 2018

Magical Exhibition to Illuminate Raulston Arboretum

For seven nights in November, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum. 

Paul Cockson, Agroecology undergraduate major

Sep 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: International Award-Winner Paul Cockson

Paul Cockson, senior agroecology student in the 2018 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and undergraduate researcher in Horticultural Science, received the International Society for Horticultural Science Young Minds Award. 

Winners of the 2018 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Awards

Sep 12, 2018

CALS Celebrates Outstanding Alumni

Alan Ayers and Tony Avent were honored as the 2018 CALS Distinguished Alumni, along with 13 Outstanding Alumni and 12 Outstanding Young Alumni. 

young man standing in front of a landscaping trailer

Sep 4, 2018

Student Spotlight: AGI Entrepreneur Andrew Emanuels

Andrew Emanuels got his first job cutting grass at age 8. By the time he was a high school senior, he was managing 32 landscaping accounts and two crews. Today, Andrew studies agribusiness in the NC State Agricultural Institute and serves as a U.S. Coast Guard reservist. 

Aug 28, 2018

Celebrating Local Food, Local Farms

North Carolina has a year-round growing season for agriculture, and the Center for Environmental Farming System’s Farm to Fork initiative is celebrating that fact by spreading out its 2018 activities over several seasons. 

Two women discussing a plan for seedlings.

Aug 20, 2018

CALS’ Newest Major: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

The start of a new academic year brings a new multidisciplinary major, the bachelor of science in agroecology and sustainable food systems, to CALS. 

Man standing by hydrangea bush

Aug 14, 2018

Think Pink

An NC State University-bred twist on a classic native garden shrub has been a hit with consumers – and for breast cancer research. 

Class of elementary school students holding up books

Aug 8, 2018

Student Spotlight: “I Want to Be Part of the Solution”

CALS senior and Agricultural Institute grad Luke Stancil believes that every child deserves a quality education. That’s why he donated $500 in books to his second-grade teacher. And from that single gift, he has created the JOCO Reads Foundation.