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.
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.
Student Spotlight: Md Mahfuz Islam
Islam is one of six out of 101 college classmates who chose to pursue higher-level degrees abroad. He arrived in the U.S. in January 2021 after months of pandemic-related delays in the U.S. and Bangladesh that threatened his academic goals. Islam is now studying the impact of compost on the management of degraded or compacted construction sites and roadside urban soils.
The H-2A Visa Program: Addressing Farm Labor Scarcity in North Carolina
In the summer issue of the NC State Economist, Alejandro Gutierrez-Li discusses labor scarcity and how the H-2A guest worker program seeks to address it