Stories From Feb 2020

Feb 18, 2020

BAE Takes the Top Spots in New Faces of ASABE

Each year the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) chooses two individuals to act as the New Faces of ASABE. This year, both of the top honorees are from NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Feb 17, 2020

GRIP4PSI Seed Grant Winners Announced

Four NC State research teams have been selected as recipients of the next phase of the Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP). The program was initially created in 2016 as a three-year seed-funding initiative to stimulate interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

Feb 17, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium

In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.

Feb 14, 2020

Long-Lasting Freshness

For longer-lasting flowers and fruits, thank NC State’s Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler, 2020 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Feb 14, 2020

Partner Profile: NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

For nearly 20 years, the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has been a staple in advancing agriculture in North Carolina—and an important partner of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Feb 14, 2020

You Decide: Why Do We Have Property Taxes?

NC State economist Mike Walden breaks down the intricacies of how property tax is calculated, and all the factors at play with it.

Feb 12, 2020

Love Grows on NC Farms

Lindsey Tyson grew up riding on tractors in Spring Hope, North Carolina. For five generations her family has farmed 150 acres, including a mix of chickens and row crops. Now she's about to take her turn at the wheel.

Feb 11, 2020

New Chair Unites CALS, PCOM on the International Stage

A generous gift from three-time NC State alumnus and former chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. James “Jim” W. Owens will advance cross-college collaboration and the university’s international reputation.

Feb 11, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Researchers have developed a model that could boost investment in farm-based sustainable energy projects by allowing investors to more accurately predict whether a project will turn a profit.

Feb 10, 2020

First Came Friendship, Then Came Love

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni Taylor and Harrison Jenkins don’t recall their actual first date - they just remember always being together.