Stories From 2020

Jul 21, 2020

The Future of North Carolina Agriculture

Farmers are the backbone of North Carolina’s $92.7 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry. What opportunities do industry leaders see as keys to a successful future? And how are NC State Extension and research helping position them to make the most of those opportunities? Learn more in the latest episode of Farms, Food and You.

Jul 17, 2020

Deconstructing Early Childhood Racism and Inequity

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) is one of the less well-known degree programs at NC State, but the research and outreach it provides is invaluable. Ebonyse Mead, both a former student and lecturer of the program, has had an impactful tenure in advocating for disadvantaged children. 

Jul 15, 2020

Horticulture’s Sherk Shows Resilience, Adaptability

Julieta Sherk, a professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, has found being adaptable and innovative is key to evolving as an educator.

Jul 10, 2020

‘Map’ of Sweetpotato Genome to Improve Breeding Efforts

NC State scientists recently published a scientific paper that mapped the genetic locations of economically important traits in sweetpotatoes such as higher yield and disease resistance. Their genetic map may lead to breeding better sweetpotatoes.

Jul 2, 2020

It’s in the (Produce) Bag

COVID-19 may bruise North Carolina’s tourism economy this summer, but it’s not stopping the Vacationer Supported Agriculture program from connecting travelers to local foods

Jun 29, 2020

Shur is a Goodnight Scholar

To save his family farm when his father was struck by a severe heart attack, Brandan Shur, then 12 years old, turned to NC State University for information. The mentoring relationship that ensued with a member of the Department of Horticultural Science helped pave his academic path.

Jun 29, 2020  |  Students

Pasour Pursues Passion for Plants at NC State

Graduating from Alamance High School, where he competed as a lacrosse player, Rhett Pasour is eager to begin studies in horticultural science with aspirations in ornamental plant breeding. As a recent inductee into the Goodnight Scholar program, Pasour shows an intrinsic interest to make the most this opportunity through studies, people, and experiences to become an agricultural leader and benefit others.

Jun 25, 2020

Same Campus, New Look

Capital improvement projects are making progress, and employees will see some changes when they return to work.

Jun 22, 2020

CALS Researchers Return to the Bench and Field

As NC State ramps up the Research Restart process, here’s how three researchers from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are returning to the lab bench and test field after time away due to COVID-19.

Jun 17, 2020

Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.