Stories From Aug 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control

Brewing researchers at NC State University have developed a new technique that allows them to monitor yeast behavior during fermentation, providing brewers with information they can use to better control the brewing time and quality of future batches of beer.

Aug 30, 2017

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

An NC State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.

Aug 30, 2017

Economic Perspective: How Are We Doing?

Many households appear to feel stuck economically, and are not seeing their standard of living improving. Do the numbers support this?

Aug 29, 2017

One Student, a World of Opportunity

In two life-changing experiences in Guatemala, CALS senior Kati Scruggs did everything from researching maize to administering meals and vitamins to children in need.

Aug 29, 2017

Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney

Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.

Aug 25, 2017

AgPack Strong: Leigh Hammond, The Quadruple Threat

CALS alum Leigh Hammond earned degrees from NC State, taught here and is now a benefactor to those following in his footsteps.

Aug 25, 2017

A Tale of Two Gardens

Research-based knowledge, creativity, hard work and enthusiasm come together in county Cooperative Extension demonstration gardens throughout North Carolina. This is the tale of two of those many gardens and how they serve their communities.

Aug 23, 2017

4-H’ers Cook It Up

Before you fire up your grill this tailgate season, check out our video to hear from the young chefs who grilled everything from pork kebabs to beef sliders during the North Carolina 4-H Congress outdoor cookery competition.

Aug 22, 2017

Extension’s Andrea Gibbs: “You Never Know Where Life Will Lead”

Animal Science grad Andrea Gibbs has been an Agricultural Extension Agent in Hyde County for about three years, and has one piece of advice for students: explore.

Aug 22, 2017

CALS Tailgate is Just Around the Corner!

What better way to kick off the NC State football season than by attending the university's largest alumni gathering? Join us for CALS Tailgate before the Wolfpack home opener against Marshall on Saturday, Sept. 9.