Stories From 2022

Nov 9, 2022

NC State Borlaug Cohort Shines at 2022 World Food Prize

NC State was well represented with its largest cohort attending the 2022 World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogue to network with fellow USDA-FAS Borlaug fellow and mentors and discuss global food security problems and innovative solutions.

Nov 3, 2022

Horticulture’s Yencho and Pecota Win NC State’s Innovator of the Year Award

Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both recognized with the Innovator of the Year award for their work to develop a cultivar that now accounts for nearly 90% of sweet potato production in North Carolina. Released in 2005, Yencho and Pecota’s “Covington” sweet potato makes up 20% of the total acreage of sweet potatoes grown in the U.S. and has become a lucrative European export.

Sep 23, 2022  |  Global Academy

NC State Hosts Cochran Fellows from Turkey for An Overview of Enzyme Regulation

Global Academy at CALS International Programs hosted a group of six professional from Turkey from July 23 to August 05, 2022 for a training program titled Overview of Enzyme Regulation

Sep 15, 2022

NC State CALS Student Explores Sustainable Agriculture in Spain

Renee Long, an undergraduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and CALS International Programs employee, traveled to Valencia, Spain, this summer with the Sustainable Entrepreneurship study abroad program.

Sep 1, 2022

NC State Hosts USDA Borlaug Mentor Workshop

CALS International Programs hosted a Borlaug mentor workshop event where past mentors elaborated on their experience of being a Borlaug mentor.

Jun 2, 2022

Jaime Adams, Senior Advisor of International Affairs for USDA, hosted by CALS SAIGE for Monthly Seminar Series

Jaime Adams, Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the USDA, participated in the International Seminar Series where she encouraged attendees to always challenge the norm, explore the unknown, remember that it’s okay to feel uncomfortable, keep up a work-life balance, talk with the locals when you travel, always ask questions, and consider working for the United States government. 

May 26, 2022

The Gift of Perspective

Dr. Tom Wentworth, Emeritus Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, and his wife, Linda Rudd, made a generous contribution to Research Pack Abroad, which supports student research and faculty travel abroad.

Apr 19, 2022

Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Apr 14, 2022

CALS International Programs and CALS SAIGE Hosts World Food Prize Recipient Dr. Jan Low for Monthly Seminar Series

CALS International Programs and CALS SAIGE host the International Seminar with Dr. Jan Low, World Food Prize recipient

Mar 3, 2022

Student Spotlight: Fernando Demarchi Pockrandt

An interview with Fernando, a senior student at the Catholic University of Paraná, in Brazil, who was a visiting scholar in the Ag & Bio Logistics Laboratory.