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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Imran Chiosa
Imran Chiosa's education is sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Find out more about his path to NC State.
North Carolina Farms Grapple with Labor Shortages
Even with a growing dependence on migrant labor, there still is not enough workers to fill farm jobs across North Carolina.