Can Sweet Potatoes Save the World?
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we're leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries.
Peruvian INIA researchers receive training at NC State
Global Academy and CREdO hosted five INIA researchers at NC State University from Jan 26- Feb 9. They learned about subjects ranging from potato breeding to climate change and proposal writing. Although the two weeks flew by, we know this is just the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between our institutions.
The First World Congress on Agritourism: Highlights and Contributions From NCSU
Dr. Carla Barbieri and Claudia Gil Arroyo traveled to Bolzano, Italy, to participate in the first-ever World Congress on Agritourism. As the academic keynote speaker, Barbieri presented the advances and the future directions of agritourism research in the US and Canada. Gil Arroyo led a panel session on the contribution of agritourism for the future of rural areas. She also presented on gender roles in community-based agritourism, a study she led in the Peruvian Andes.
International Seminar: Benefits from Experiencing our Complicated World
Dr. Bob Patterson took us on a journey through the moments and people that shaped his career and international work stemming from his early days as a researcher to his current involvement overseas. We were guided through a lifetime of experiences emphasizing the importance of inclusion, equality, trust, and creating opportunities for all.
ARE Extension Faculty Participate in “Sorghum Exposure and Utilization” Program
Agriculture and Resource Economics faculty interact with Cochran fellows from Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela to share knowledge about sorghum utilization in animal feed.
CALS International Programs: Building Lasting Connections in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Following a recent fruitful Bosnia and Herzegovina trip made by Dr. Vivek Fellner and Dr. Peter Ojiambo, José Cisneros—the Director of CALS International Programs—visited the country in late July. The objective of this trip was to evaluate the bigger picture and strategize a mutually beneficial collaboration between NC State and Bosnia.
Peru Partnership Focuses on Aquaculture, Fisheries
Through a new model of international cooperation called CREdO (Connecting Research, Education, and Outreach) CALS will partner with the Peruvian government to design and develop their educational, research and extension systems.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: From a Short-Term Training Program to Long-Term Collaborations
A lasting international collaboration started when Bosnian Fellows visited NC State as part of a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Cochran Fellowship in October 2017.
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.
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.