Long-Time NC State Collaborators Set to Visit Campus
NC State is gearing up for the “Building Partnerships for Health and Sustainable Agricultural Development in East Africa” symposium that will take place September 18-20.
NC State Employee Highlights His Work Within CALS International Programs
An interview with Andrew Ofstehage, CALS Global Academy program coordinator, who works to connect international partners with CALS researchers to improve mutually beneficial learning environments.
Gatiboni Returns USAID via Uzbekistan
In March, Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni spent two weeks volunteering with USAID to train Uzbek farmers in an effort to return a lifelong favor.
NC State Hosts International Fellows from Egypt and Jordan
USDA-FAS sponsored fellows from Egypt and Jordan to join a Cochran Program training in the U.S. for two weeks. The goal of this training was to exchange knowledge and train the international fellows in novel agricultural methods for maintaining livestock genetics, mastering dairy and livestock management practices and maintaining livestock nutrition.
NC State Visits Kenya for Upcoming Project
CALS International Programs and Plant Pathology traveled to Kenya to forge partnerships before installing cold storage containers for African indigenous vegetables, which have high levels of nutrients and decrease malnourishment among the population.
The Fellows’ Path Throughout Their NC State Livestock Training
Six Algerian veterinarians spent two weeks in North Carolina as part of a USDA-FAS Cochran Fellowship training on livestock risk management which allowed them to glean information from NC State faculty and researchers, connect with local farmers and governmental officials.
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.
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.
Could NC Export Poop For Profit?
NC State is partnering to evaluate a low-cost swine sludge dryer to reduce hog lagoon sludge and create farm revenue from exported fertilizer.
Growing a Future for Myanmar Refugees at the Karen Community Garden
For Htoo Saw Ywa, what’s growing at a new small farm in eastern Wake County is more than produce and more than added income for his family. It’s solace from the memories of persecution in his native Myanmar. It’s a way to connect with his farming roots and with fellow refugees. And it’s a chance for generations to bond through food traditions.