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October 2016

Pardue family members with CALS Dean Richard Linton at the Pardue endowment signing event

Oct 31, 2016

New Scholarship Endowment Supports Rural Students

Students from Yadkin and nearby counties have a special opportunity to attend CALS, thanks to a new scholarship. 

Tab Williams studio portrait

Oct 31, 2016

CALS Alumnus and Supporter Tab Williams Dies

A distinguished College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate who funded scholarships benefiting hundreds of NC State University students passed away Oct. 25. 

Flooded agricultural fields after Hurricane Matthew

Oct 31, 2016

After Hurricane Matthew: Disaster Info and Resources

NC State Extension has developed online factsheets to help people recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Oct 31, 2016

Economic Perspective: A Modest Start to 2016 for North Carolina

The GDP results for the first quarter of 2016 show North Carolina starting with a slight growth. How does it compare to the neighboring states and years past? NC State University economist Mike Walden fills you in. 

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

Oct 28, 2016

You Decide: Is Demography Behind Slow Economic Growth?

One of the big issues hear in this election year is slow economic growth. Although the economy has improved since the depths of the recession seven years ago, the gains have been modest compared to previous recoveries. Does the real answer to the issue sit in demographics? 

Scientist with plants explaining research to two onlookers.

Oct 27, 2016

Microbiomes Under the Microscope

CALS’ Stewards of the Future conference focuses on the potential for microbiomes to improve health and agriculture. 

Dr. David Green of the NC State Seafood Lab and CMAST

Oct 26, 2016

Synonymous with Seafood

As he prepares to retire from the NC State Seafood Lab and CMAST -- both of which he helped create -- Dr. David Green reflects on the last three decades and looks ahead to the future of the North Carolina seafood industry. 

Hands holding cultures of fungi isolated from soil.

Oct 26, 2016

Microbiome Research Featured

Through their microbiome research, Drs. Marc Cubeta and Ignazio Carbone aim to improve plant health and crop yields. 

wo men looking over research crops planted in a Kinston field.

Oct 25, 2016

Nickels for Know-How Check-off Vote Set for Nov. 1

North Carolina users of fertilizer and feed can vote Nov. 1 in Nickels for Know-How, a self-assessed check-off that supports CALS' agricultural research, teaching and extension programs. 

Fayetteville green street under construction

Oct 25, 2016

One-of-a-Kind Green Street Transforms Downtown Fayetteville

NC State's Bill Hunt is leading a unique green infrastructure project in the heart of Fayetteville that is the first of its kind in North Carolina.