Stories From Feb 2015

Feb 11, 2015

Seven students named as CALS’ first Warren Leaders

Seven undergraduate students in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have been chosen for the 2015 inaugural class of the Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellows.

Feb 9, 2015

Competition in online buying

The rate of shopping that takes place on computers and other electronic devices continues to grow at double-digit rates each year. One of the reasons people shop at particular brick-and-mortar stores is convenience to their home or place of work. Since this isn't a factor for online shopping, how are shoppers to decide which sites to use? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Feb 5, 2015

The Green Revolution Legacy

Food production is the world’s most critical grand challenge. The time is now, and the college is positioned to help find the answers to the big questions surrounding food production.

Feb 5, 2015

Of Waste and Want

Meeting the looming global food crisis is the issue at hand as CALS co-hosts the 2014 North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit.

Feb 5, 2015

Growing the Grain Industry

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

Feb 5, 2015

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

Feb 5, 2015

High-Order Thinking

With help from a CALS scientist, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab.

Feb 5, 2015

Focus Forward

NC State University’s largest outreach effort, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, enters its second century with a new strategic plan focused on agriculture, food and 4-H youth development.

Feb 5, 2015

Strange Invader

Extension takes on hydrilla, the ‘King Kong of aquatic weeds.’

Feb 5, 2015

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.