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Author: Dee Shore

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Sep 3, 2021

Redpath Unlocks Doors to Faster Blueberry Breeding

In her doctoral research, Lauren Redpath searches for genetic keys for better blueberries. At the same time, she’s using skills she’s learned at NC State to kickstart her plant improvement career. 

Jul 7, 2021

CALS Pack Strong: ‘The Rest Was Up to Me’

A lab and greenhouse job at NC State led to an unexpected horticultural career for recent grad Holly del Grande. 

Apr 30, 2021

Graduating Senior Strives for ‘Bigger and Better Things’

NC State offered horticultural science undergrad Luke Owen opportunities for travel, professional development and leadership. Ultimately, he hopes to use what he’s learned to help others pursue better lives. 

Apr 27, 2021

John Dole: Filling A Growing Need for Agriculture Graduates

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, Associate Dean John Dole explains what CALS is doing to meet that rising need for college graduates in agriculture. 

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Mar 19, 2021

N.C. ‘Economic Oracle’ to Retire This Month

Mike Walden is ending his 43-year NC State career, but he’s planning to continue to explain complex economics issues and trends in North Carolina and beyond. 

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Mar 16, 2021

Farmland in a Fast-Growing State

North Carolina is losing agricultural lands to development at a fast pace. What does this mean for our state? And what’s being done about it? 

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Feb 22, 2021

New Book: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and More

A step-by-step book from NC State faculty members helps gardeners design and maintain beautiful habitats to support pollinators. 

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Feb 9, 2021

PSI Profile: Chris Reberg-Horton, Platform Director for Resilient Agricultural Systems

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative’s platform director for resilient agricultural systems shares thoughts on the position, the initiative, agriculture and NC State. 

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. 

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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.