Stories From 2021

Feb 8, 2021

CEFS’ Creamer Retires After 25 Years of Service

For more than two decades, Nancy Creamer has been dedicated to sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems in North Carolina. She recently retired from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

Feb 5, 2021

Five Questions with Harrison Fell

A leader in the field of energy economics, NC State’s Harrison Fell focuses on research with important implications for climate change.

Jan 20, 2021

Borlaug Scholarship for Plant Breeders

Apply for the Borlaug Scholarship, founded by National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB). The program is seeking upper-level undergraduate and advanced graduate students attending school in the United States.

Jan 19, 2021

What’s Up With N.C. Hemp

With modern hemp production heading into its fifth growing season in North Carolina, what does the future hold for this crop? That’s a question that’s likely on the minds of over 1,500 licensed growers and others in the hemp industry —and the one we explore in this episode of Farms, Food, and You.

Jan 18, 2021

PSI Profile: Geoff Bock, Interim Director of Operations

One of the first people tapped with turning the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative vision into a reality was CALS alumnus Geoff Bock. Hired in 2016 as the project manager, Bock now also serves as the interim director of operations.

Jan 15, 2021

Feeding the Pack in 2021

Last year, Feed the Pack food pantry distributed more than 116,000 pounds of food to patrons. Learn more about supporting Feed the Pack in 2021 through volunteering, monetary gifts or purchasing from their Amazon wishlist.

Jan 15, 2021

Danesha Seth Carley to Lead IPM Center at NC State

Seth Carley will serve as director of the NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management at NC State.

Jan 13, 2021

Shedding Light on the Secret Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees

Research at NC State and the University of British Columbia shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect’s immune response.

Jan 5, 2021

One-on-One With N.C. Agricultural Research Service Director Steve Lommel

When it comes to NC State University’s impact on agriculture, NCARS’ discoveries lead to the way. Director Steve Lommel provides an update.