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Apr 28, 2016

Trademarking Trees with Dr. Werner

Each year has its new must-have plants. But those plants can take decades to go from idea to the perfect new plant for your garden. Prominent plant breeder, Dr. Denny… 

Apr 28, 2016

Almanac Gardener

A perennial favorite on UNC-TV,  Almanac Gardener’s gardening guru Mike Gray, and his fellow experts from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture… 

NC State student shows young boy a chick.

Apr 15, 2016

Farm Animal Days: Connecting agriculture and education

NC State University’s annual Farm Animal Days lets area children experience agriculture up close and hands on with the guidance of CALS experts. Field days are important because agriculture is crucial to the North Carolina economy – and more than two-thirds of that contribution is generated by farm animals. 

Two females with a dairy cow

Apr 9, 2016

Want an A? Help sell a cow.

Students from Professor Gary Gregory’s Livestock Merchandizing class ran an auction at the Beef Education Unit and sold about two dozen horses, cows, goats and sheep – for a final grade. Proceeds help cover operating expenses at the agriculture education units where the animals are raised. 

Mar 31, 2016

Ms. Michelle Healey Honored with 2016 Award for Excellence

Please join me in congratulating Michelle Healey, recipient of a 2016 Award for Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Michelle received a letter of congratulations for this… 

Horticultural Science, 39th National Collegiate Landscape Competition Annual

Mar 31, 2016

2016 Horticulture Landscape Team

A dedicated and talented team of 22 students competed in the 40th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Mississippi State University. The team placed 7th overall of 62 colleges and… 

Lettuce substrates

Mar 31, 2016

Sizing Up Substrates

To be profitable, container production of horticultural crops requires precise control of water and fertilizers. Physical properties of horticultural substrates have been studied in order to help develop more effective… 

Mar 24, 2016

Maggots modified to help heal human wounds

In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing. 

Rodolphe Barrangou receives the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agricultural Sciences. Photo by Bill Baverstock.

Mar 23, 2016

NC State’s Barrangou Wins Canada Gairdner Award

Rodolphe Barrangou wins prestigious Gairdner Award for pioneering the gene-editing system known as CRISPR. 

Dr. Spivak

Feb 25, 2016

Mason Pharr Seminar: Why bees are disappearing by Dr. Spivak

This year the Mason Pharr Seminar committee is proud to announce that Dr. Marla Spivak from the University of Minnesota will be our speaker, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Dr. Spivak…