Stories From 2017

Oct 19, 2017

Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling

Four years ago Abby Whitaker was confident that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever.

Oct 18, 2017

CALS Student Helps “Lil’ Aggies” Make Big Splash at State Fair

Sophomore ag education major Rachel Brown is already living her dream, teaching nine students the ins and outs of animal agriculture and showing them the ropes at the N.C. State Fair.

Oct 18, 2017

Economic Perspective: Can A Slowing Auto Market Endanger The Economy?

After sizzling for several years there are worrisome signs in the auto buying market. Should we be concerned?

Oct 17, 2017

Insect Allies: How the Enemies of Corn May Someday Save It

A new technology could make it possible to save a growing crop from imminent widespread disaster – whether drought, pest or disease. And it doesn’t come in a sprayer.

Oct 16, 2017

NoroCORE Wins USDA-NIFA Partnership Award

NoroCORE, a massive integrated agriculture-public health collaborative initiated and led by CALS' Lee-Ann Jaykus, recently received a 2017 USDA-NIFA Partnership Award for Innovative Programs and Projects.

Oct 16, 2017

New Applied Ecology Department Head: Derek Aday

With a deep history in both academics and administration at CALS, Derek Aday is excited to head CALS' newest department — and looking forward to connecting even more with community partners and the public.

Oct 13, 2017

NC Farm School Helps Aspiring Farmers Realize Dreams

James Payne has had two successful and rewarding careers, and now, with the help of NC Farm School, he’s put together a solid business plan that will allow him to launch a third one. This time, he wants to be a farmer.

Oct 13, 2017

You Decide: Should We Worry About Monopolies?

Monopolies are a constant concern for economists. How have they been dealt with in the past, and what can be done about any looming ones in modern times?

Oct 12, 2017

AgPack Strong: On the Path to Success

As he pursues his bachelor's degree in horticultural science at NC State, Ag Institute grad Donavan Battle says collaboration, communication and hard work are key to success.

Oct 12, 2017

Caramel Apple Crisp is Back!

If you missed the chance to taste Howling Cow Ice Cream's exclusive N.C. State Fair flavor last year, you're in luck. Caramel Apple Crisp is back by popular demand.