Stories From 2021

Nov 29, 2021

CALS SAIGE Hosts Dr. Craig Meisner, Senior Technical Advisor for FAO, as Part of Seminar Series

Dr. Meisner lived and worked in Bangladesh for 34 years, holding many positions in the field of agricultural research. During his career, he and his teams made numerous accomplishments which he highlighted in the seminar for CALS faculty, researchers and students, and our global partners while also highlighting the importance of international collaborations.

Nov 17, 2021

Taking a World View

Soaring income inequality. Starvation. Mountain-high piles of municipal waste. For NC State University Professor Edward Kick, finding solutions to these and other confounding challenges begins with a better understanding of the world system in which they occur.

Oct 28, 2021

George and Rhoda Kriz Provide Faculty With Worldwide Opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of NC State Professor Emeritus George Kriz and his wife Rhoda, faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have the opportunity to take part in scholarly leave to work in other parts of the world.

Oct 25, 2021

Student Spotlight: Diego García

An interview with Diego García, a student of Zamorano University in Honduras currently working on an internship at NC State. He is conducting research at the NCSU-affiliated North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Oct 19, 2021

I AM CALS: Rick Brandenburg Serves Farmers in N.C., 50 Countries

After 38 years, an expert on pests in peanuts and turf finds international work more rewarding than ever.

Oct 19, 2021

CALS International Programs Partners for Our Planet’s Progress

CALS faculty members forge collaborations with industry, governments, research institutions and nonprofit organizations, working on every continent except Antarctica. Such projects have helped farmers in developing nations manage plant diseases and insects that harm life-sustaining crops; determined the toll that climate change is taking on rice, one of the world’s most important crops; improved nutrition; trained graduate students in advanced scientific technology—and much more.

Oct 19, 2021

Best of All Possible Worlds

Who benefits from international study? NC State students who are preparing to work in a global economy, as well as top students from around the world who contribute to vital research in North Carolina.

Sep 22, 2021

CALS SAIGE Hosts AGRIVI Agrisuccess Manager Ines Hajdu as Part of Seminar Series

On September 9th, CALS International Programs and CALS SAIGE hosted a virtual seminar with Ines Hajdu, Agrisuccess Manager of AGRIVI. Based in Croatia, Hajdu shared about AGRIV's purpose, goals, services offered, and impact as well as her own experience with agriculture and with the company itself.

Aug 24, 2021

Linnea Andersen Inducted as a 2021 AIARD Future Leader Fellow

Ph.D. candidate Linnea Andersen has been selected as a 2021 Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) Future Fellow. The competitive program seeks students who have interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions, including Linnea’s research on aquacultured striped bass.

Aug 16, 2021

Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

In early 2022 the global plant science community will have a new focal point for genetics and genomics research when the Genomic Sciences Laboratory opens in the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. “This new facility syncs well with the World Health Organization’s 2050 initiative to double food production in order to sustain the world’s fast-growing population,” GSL Director David Baltzegar, said.