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NC State grad student Brad O'Dell

Dec 15, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: William Brad O’Dell

The first in his family to earn a college degree (and a Ph.D.), Brad O'Dell is an accomplished scientist who has big goals for his future. 

NC State student Olivia Chadwick

Dec 13, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Olivia Chadwick

Olivia Chadwick plans to pursue a career in nutrition and find creative ways to share her message of healthful eating with others. 

pink poinsettia

Dec 12, 2017

Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.

NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper. 

NC State student Jacob Nester

Dec 11, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester

After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students. 

Headshot of CALS grad Jamie Alexander

Dec 8, 2017

Applying Research to Practice: Helping Families and Communities

The term “learning” took on a whole new meaning for NC State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumna Jamie Alexander once she started pursuing her master’s degree online at NC State. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Dec 8, 2017

You Decide: Can Good Behavior Sometimes Cost You More?

When we change our lifestyle to achieve a common goal most of us wouldn’t expect to pay more, but that's not always the case. What factors go into determining service prices for a business? 

pickling cucumbers on a processing line

Dec 7, 2017

$2 Million Golden LEAF Gift Bolsters N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center

The N.C. Food Processing and Innovation Center received another round of support as the Golden LEAF Foundation issued a grant for $2.2 million. 

NC State student Amber Page

Dec 7, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Amber Page Emerson

As she approaches graduation from the Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences program, Amber Emerson hopes to start a career working with young children and their families. 

Giant panda eating bamboo

Dec 6, 2017

Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes

A new study from North Carolina State University, the Smithsonian and Duke University finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution. 

Lee County Extension Amanda Jurisch

Dec 5, 2017

Lee County’s Women in Ag: Amanda Jurisich’s Quick Learning Saves Business

In the midst of a family crisis, Amanda Jurisich gave up her job in healthcare to help save the family plant nursery. It meant a lot of learning — and fast.