Modernizing Food Safety
It’s been called the biggest change to food safety and farming practices in modern history. And though it’s been more two and a half years since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law, there is still much work to be done. The good news is that in North Carolina, organizations that support agriculture haven’t been sitting on their hands. Groups like CALS, the N.C. Farm Bureau and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been active in helping to shape regulations and educate growers on how the Food Safety Modernization Act will affect the way they do business.
Transforming the Future celebrated at CALS annual donor recognition
A snowy weekend did not daunt the more than 400 guests who attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual donor recognition event, Feb. 17. Among the hundreds assembled at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center for the occasion were CALS donors, scholarship and professorship recipients, faculty members, alumni and students, along with university administrators.
Dean from Liberian university visits CALS
At Cuttington University in Liberia, the College of Agriculture and Sustainable Development is slowly coming back to life, thanks in part to support from and involvement by several faculty members from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Speaking of Extension
North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives.
2013 Arb Gala is an elegant Asian Reflection
The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fundraiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever. This year’s theme was “An Asian Reflection.”
Dick Thompson ’39 was a sophomore at N.C. State when he first saw Yates Mill. His visit there brought back memories of grist mills he'd seen as a child. And it inspired his commitment to the mill and surrounding land, now a historic site and Wake County park.
A passion for his work takes Cal Lewis to the state growers’ Hall of Fame
With his innovative and progressive style, alumnus Cal Lewis has been named to the N.C. Vegetable Growers Association's Hall of Fame.
CALS students work with AgrAbility to help create ‘hallelujah moments’
Pam Martin’s organic vegetable farm is her livelihood. But a respiratory disease and diabetes make it difficult for the Macon County farmer to work for longer than 15 minutes at a time. One of her biggest struggles? Dragging a hose 50 to 100 yards from her house to water the garden and nourish her chickens and horses. Enter the North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership.
Farm Animal Days draws nearly 10,000
Neither rainy weather nor muddy fields could keep the crowds away from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual Farm Animal Days event, designed to give children an up-close-and-personal experience with animal agriculture.
Brubaker honored for career and service to the state, university and FFA
The career impacts and legacy of former North Carolina Speaker of the House Harold Brubaker were celebrated March 27 at a special event co-hosted by the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.