Stories From 2018

Apr 20, 2018

Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds

Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith.

Apr 19, 2018

AgPack Strong: The Conservation Evangelist

A botany and zoology class in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave Dale Threatt-Taylor an understanding of and passion for conservation. Now, she's a national leader in the field.

Apr 18, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There A Future For Credit Cards?

For several decades credit cards encroached on cash as a form of payment. Now many experts say the same is happening to credit cards with new forms of payment. What does the future for credit cards look like?

Apr 17, 2018

Dining Diplomats Promote Health and Wellness on Campus

Eating nutritious meals on a college campus is no small feat. Enter Dining Diplomats, an innovative student-led program that educates NC State students on health and wellness.

Apr 16, 2018

‘Drill Instructor Without the Yelling:’ Food Science’s Keith Harris

During his time in the Marine Corps Reserves and on active duty during Operation Desert Storm, Keith Harris learned an unlikely lesson: how to teach.

Apr 13, 2018

Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners

North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies.

Apr 13, 2018

You Decide: What’s Worrying the Stock Market?

The stock market has been in a correction for most of 2018. What factors have influenced the market, and it's trends?

Apr 12, 2018

“Where The Strong Grow Great”: Greetings From Dean Linton

At NC State, we’re all about serving the people of North Carolina, in every corner of the state — north, south, east and west. For this issue of CALS Magazine, we decided to turn the lens to our work in […]

Apr 12, 2018

Shadoe Stewart’s “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal”: Dental School

From bartending to urban planning, Shadoe Stewart’s eclectic path through education and career has brought him to CALS with an unusual goal: dental school.

Apr 12, 2018

Faster Answers For Cattle Farmers

Science-based solutions are reaching North Carolina’s beef cattle producers quicker, thanks to recent changes at the state’s agricultural research stations.