Stories From Oct 2017

Oct 25, 2017

Robots and AI and Drones, Oh My!

Many growers are incorporating tech-powered precision agriculture as their strategy to survive in an increasingly competitive global market. CALS alumni and partners are leading the way — and looking ahead.

Oct 25, 2017

Helping Health: Feifei Liang

CALS Ph.D. candidate Feifei Liang is figuring out how to help you make healthier choices by studying one simple variable: nutrition labels.

Oct 25, 2017

Water Warrior: Simon Gregg

Masters candidate Simon Gregg is so passionate about the importance of good wastewater management, he investigates it both at CALS and on his own time.

Oct 25, 2017

Nourishing Bees: Marisol Mata

Growing up on a honey farm in Argentina, Marisol Mata always knew she wanted to make a positive impact. Now, she studies the nutrition content of popular plants for pollinator gardens to make sure native bees eat well. She also checks how climate change could affect nutrition in the future.

Oct 25, 2017

The Dean’s Round Table: Facing The Future

CALS Dean Richard Linton gathers a panel of experts on industry, public policy, food processing, farming and more to discuss and debate what may lie ahead for North Carolina and for CALS itself.

Oct 25, 2017

I Am CALS: Freshman Cody Burton Finds Her Way From Rural NC

Cody is determined to make a difference in the world – and to bring new jobs to her hometown of Aulander, population 800. First, though, she has to conquer the seemingly insurmountable task at hand: detaching from home.

Oct 25, 2017

Christian Gray Is #AgPackStrong

He's trained first-round NBA picks, but when CALS alum Christian Gray has to choose between a business trip and a middle school graduation, he'll cancel the business trip every time. Gray transforms lessons from a challenging childhood into youth mentorship, both on and off the court.

Oct 25, 2017

Not Your Ordinary Summer Internships

Whether on Capitol Hill or at the North Carolina General Assembly, three exceptional CALS students had once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Oct 25, 2017

Extension to Take Part in Upcoming Rural Assembly

Rural leadership is the topic of next month’s Rural Assembly in Raleigh, and NC State Extension will be there, highlighting some of its top programs aimed at promoting prosperity in the state’s rural communities.

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.