Stories From 2023

Dec 11, 2023

USDA Representative Visits NC State to Discuss Global Engagement

Jim Suits visited NC State’s campus on behalf of the USDA-Foreign Agriculture Service for a day full of meetings and gatherings to learn about the rich research happening at NC State.

Nov 21, 2023

International Scientists Conduct Climate Smart Research at NC State

Nine USDA-FAS Scientific Exchanges Program fellows from Latin America are wrapping up their fellowships focused on climate smart agricultural research.

Nov 15, 2023

Sustainable Agriculture Research in Spain

SUMMER 2023 Ashmi Dagar Hi! My name is Ashmi Dagar and I am a senior majoring in Agricultural Science here at NCSU. This past summer, I had the opportunity to visit Valencia, Spain to work as a research intern for […]

Nov 15, 2023

Local Food and Culture Research in Spain

SUMMER 2023 Renee Long During my Research Pack Abroad program, I collaborated with Valencia Club Cocina, a well-regarded company renowned for its culinary expertise. Within this partnership, I actively engaged in facilitating enriching cooking classes that catered to both local […]

Nov 15, 2023

Healthy Gut Microbiome Research in Spain

SUMMER 2023 Nicolas Mastrovito Previous studies have quantified the level of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the gut microbiome of infants, but less studies of the same nature have been performed for elderly people. A healthy gut microbiome is critical […]

Nov 15, 2023

Orchid Conservation Research in Southern Ecuador

SUMMER 2023 Jerry Yu My research pack abroad experience was in Ecuador at the Orquideario of the Universidad de Cuenca, the major public lab with a focus on Orchid Conservation in Southern Ecuador.  My research project tested two levels of […]

Nov 15, 2023

Nutrient Cycling Research in the Mountains of Ecuador

SUMMER 2023 Cormac Holland During my time studying at the Universidad de Cuenca in Ecuador, I participated in a research project entitled “Nutrient cycling under different vegetation covers in a mountain area in southern Ecuador.” The project sought to describe the nutrient […]

Nov 15, 2023

Cataloging and Characterizing Plant Species in Valencia

 SUMMER 2023 Brady Farlow Brady Farlow participated in research in Valencia, Spain, focused on cataloging and characterizing plant species on the 620,000 square meter Vera Campus of Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). His day-to-day tasks involved accompanying professors ‘Paco’ Galiana Galán and María […]

Oct 19, 2023

‘I believe agriculture is the common thread that runs through the fabric of our society:’ NC State Employee Shares Her Experiences Working for CALS International Programs

An interview with Farzana Halim who leads CALS' initiative

Oct 17, 2023

Symposium Strengthens Partnership with East African Countries

A total of 16 experts from Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania visited NC State for a three-day symposium to foster sustainable agricultural development and improve health and well-being in rural East African communities.