Stories From 2019

Dec 2, 2019  |  Initiatives

Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research

Fred Gould shares his journey from graduate school to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way.

Dec 2, 2019

NC State’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab: A Living Laboratory

The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory is one of NC State's gems -- it's a living laboratory for real-world research, teaching and extension outreach. Learn more from Natalie Hummel of NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dec 2, 2019  |  Partner Profile

Partner Profile: The USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young is no stranger to the long partnership between NC State and the agency. The partnership benefits farmers and others in North Carolina and beyond, she says.

Dec 2, 2019

What FFA Taught Me as a Young Woman in Agriculture

As we celebrate 50 years of women in FFA, CALS students share how FFA and their agriculture teachers shaped them into the young women they are today.

Nov 29, 2019

Economic Perspective: Mini Cities

Mini cities are popping up across the country, and even some in North Carolina. What does this concept entail?

Nov 27, 2019

Don’t Stress: Keeping Turkeys Cool

Researchers use a new technique to optimize environmental conditions for turkeys so they don't overheat.

Nov 26, 2019

A Letter to Grandma

Students in Bob Patterson's crop science class come expecting an assignment -- just not this one.

Nov 22, 2019

Economic Perspective: Is Manufacturing Still A Leading Indicator?

The manufacturing sector has long been a leading indicator for economic health, but is that still the case?

Nov 22, 2019

You Decide: A Milestone to Celebrate?

The oil industry in the U.S. has been surging back in recent years, hitting a new milestone. Are there pros and cons to this rebound?

Nov 18, 2019  |  N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not.