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Emma Macek

light pink, dark pink and orange flowers

Oct 10, 2023

Going for the Gold

After 12 months of preparation, CALS alumnus Kole Andrews hopes his flowers win big again this year at the North Carolina State Fair. 

Debbie Hamrick taking a selfie in a field of flowers

Oct 4, 2023

A Plant-Filled Career: Debbie Hamrick Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumna

From magazine publishing to the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Debbie Hamrick has enjoyed an impactful career in horticulture. 

Cole Smith in a field holding an irrigation tube

Sep 6, 2023

Field Tested

CALS alumnus Cole Smith brings pest management research to fields across the state as part of his role with the IR-4 Project. 

drone picture of North Carolina State Farmers Market with Raleigh skyline

Aug 22, 2023

Explore Raleigh Through Food and Farming

Use this list from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to learn more about Raleigh’s agricultural roots, and try some new, tasty treats. 

Peyton Gardner with the internal communications team in front of a BASF logo

Aug 8, 2023

A Summer of Ag Communications

Through networking at a conference, Peyton Gardner, a senior studying horticultural science and communication, landed a dream summer internship at BASF. 

Locke Rosser holding crops

Jul 5, 2023

A World Full of Plant Opportunities

Horticultural Science alumnus Locke Rosser spent a year learning about plants internationally thanks to friendships he made at NC State. 

a couple taking a selfie wiht a greenhouse in the back

Feb 7, 2023

A “Berry” Sweet CALS Love Story

From meeting at NC State, to traveling the world, to rebuilding a family farm, horticultural science graduate student Austin Wrenn and his wife, Christina, a CALS alumna, do almost everything together, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. 

a close photo of a red poinsettia

Dec 12, 2022

Christmas Begins in July for CALS Poinsettia Researcher

Brian Jackson grew nearly a thousand poinsettias this year to study soilless production. Now, he’s using the plants to spread holiday cheer across campus. 

Sweet APPS team

Nov 7, 2022

Sweet-APPS Yielding Sweet Success

From deploying innovative sensors to creating productive relationships with stakeholders, the Sweetpotato Analytics for Produce Provenance and Scanning project has had a rewarding first two years. 

two bushels of apples in an orchard

Oct 18, 2022

Your Guide to North Carolina Apples

Apple picking season is here, and there’s no better time to pick fresh apples than during National Apple Month. Mike Parker, a tree fruit specialist with NC State Extension, gives an inside look at our state’s booming apple industry.