Stories From Aug 2014

Aug 29, 2014

Orange Gold

The ongoing efforts of College researchers soon will yield a huge financial harvest for sweet potato growers and processors: The ground has been broken for a future $20 million sweet potato processing facility in eastern North Carolina.

Aug 29, 2014

You Decide: What are the tradeoffs where we live?

Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.

Aug 28, 2014

Zublena named “Friend of the Counties” by NC Association of County Commissioners

Dr. Joe Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University, recently received the Friend of the Counties Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Aug 28, 2014

In Action: Engagement, Discovery and Learning

We work hard to build our programs, our people and our partnerships every day. Join us for a look at points of pride and at goals that are already becoming accomplishments.

Aug 28, 2014

CEFS celebrates two decades of transforming North Carolina’s food system

In April, CEFS kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration, which continues this fall with a SOILbration and reunion for past faculty, interns and apprentices.

Aug 28, 2014

Nurturing a new venture: CALS animal scientist assists in sustainable swine operation start-up

The College's Silvana Pietrosemoli works with Alleghany County farmers to set up a pastured pork operation.

Aug 28, 2014

With rye harvest, N.C. State students will participate in commemoration of Berlin Wall end

Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, along with some Park Scholars, planted and harvested rye seed that will be part of an international celebration marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Aug 28, 2014

Expanded study-abroad opportunities: CALS partners with U.K.’s Harper Adams University

A new agreement between N.C. State and England's Harper Adams University brings excitement for the possibilities this partnership may create for faculty and students from both institutions.

Aug 28, 2014

Nash named first N.C. State student to win Beacon of Enlightenment scholarship

As N.C. State's first Beacon of Enlightenment scholar, Colt Nash will work toward his Ph.D. in immunology/infectious disease.

Aug 28, 2014

Jim Hunt reflects on Extension’s century of service: ‘Thank goodness for Cooperative Extension’

Having lived three-quarters of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s history, former four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt has plenty to say about the agency’s value and positive influence on communities and people across the state.