Faculty and Staff

Jun 21, 2019  |  Extension

CEFS Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Work in NC

Twenty-five years ago in North Carolina, amid rising concern about the impact of agriculture on the environment, a groundbreaking partnership was established and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro was founded on Feb. 1, 1994.

May 17, 2019

Wehner Appointed Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Dr. Todd C. Wehner is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina State University. He also does research on stevia, melon and Asian gourds.

Apr 17, 2019

Kraus Coordinates Student Success (And Wins An Award)

In the language of her specialty, Helen Kraus ’89, ’92 M.S., ’95 Ph.D. might be regarded as something of a hybrid. She’s not only an associate professor of horticulture, but also the department’s undergraduate coordinator — a dual role she describes as “the perfect job.”

Mar 4, 2019

Writing the Book on Vermicomposting

NC State’s Rhonda Sherman has authored the first how-to guide for mid- to large-scale vermicompost producers.

Dec 19, 2018

Measuring and Translating Success

Dr. Wusheng Liu joined the Department of Horticultural Science as an assistant professor in January 2018, just one year ago. Before Wusheng arrived you could hear conversations in Kilgore Hall of the new Translational Genomics and Plant Bioengineering professor and […]

Dec 18, 2018

Fair and Exceptional Leadership

The NC Urban Forest Council has award Dr. Barbara Fair the 2018 Outstanding Leadership in Urban Forestry Award. The award is part of the NC Urban Forestry Awards program and recognizes communities, organizations and individuals for outstanding work in protecting […]

Oct 8, 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Ashrafi’s Fruitful Career

In his three years with NC State, Dr. Hamid Ashrafi has made significant progress in advancing the Department of Horticultural Science’s research, education and extension programs for blueberry and other small fruits.

Jan 31, 2017

Wehner Honored with Career Award

Dr. Todd C. Wehner was presented with the career award at the international meeting of EUCARPIA VI, the European plant breeding organization, in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Todd C. Wehner is leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina […]

Sep 30, 2016

Whipker Wins National Award

An NC State University professor who's an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of plant growth regulators and plant nutrition recently won the Society of American Florists' Alex Laurie Award.

Aug 22, 2016

Saving Lives Through Horticulture

Julia Kornegay’s resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives.