Five Things To Know About Farm Animal Days 2017
Maybe you’re a longtime Farm Animal Days expert. Maybe you’ve already picked your date and registered online (though you don’t have to register in order to attend), and all that’s left is to decide whether you’ll try roping a cow right away, or go straight for the free Howling Cow ice cream.
Yes, We Might Have No Bananas
Rob Dunn’s newest book, “Never Out of Season,” examines the risks of a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology.
AgPack Strong: Caitlin Boon Speaks Up For Food Safety
From a Wolfpack baby bottle and her first 4-H presentation at age 9, senior FDA official Caitlin Boon has a long history with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Student Spotlight: Rachel Tabb’s Journey to Her Passion
Nutrition science student Rachel Tabb kept searching until she found her perfect major in CALS.
Student Spotlight: Roman Lawrence Learns To Lead
Poultry Science major Roman Lawrence credits his experience in the Agricultural Institute with helping him overcome his former shyness.
FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star
April Shaeffer’s North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered national attention this year from FarmHer, an RFD TV program focusing on the contributions of women in agriculture. Clips from the show are now available online.
Student Spotlight: Bone Scholar Laura Johnson Aims High
Agricultural Institute student Laura Johnson has always wanted to own her own farm. First step: education.
Extension Connections, Big Results
There’s a direct connection between Assistant Professor Benjamin Reading’s bass research and the tremendous early success of an Aurora fish hatchery – thanks to Aquaculture Extension Agent Mike Frinsko.
Husband-Wife Team Pioneers Zika Vaccine to Last a Lifetime
Drs. Dennis Brown and Raquel Hernandez are testing a one-shot vaccine that could grant lifetime immunity against the widely feared Zika virus.
Study: Poverty and Location Impact Childhood Obesity in NC
According to data from 38 counties, NC children living in rural counties or attending high-poverty schools are more likely to be obese, says a new study co-authored by CALS researcher Michael Schulman.