Stories From May 2020

May 29, 2020

Here Come the Cicadas! At Least for Some of Us

Right now, in the northwest corner of North Carolina, a remarkable event is occurring - one that happens only every 17 years. It’s the emergence of Brood IX of the 17-year periodical cicadas, and it is a sight (with accompanying sounds) worth seeing.

May 28, 2020

Studying Abroad: My Experience as an NC State Online International Student

In the latest Youth, Family, and Community Sciences blog post, Alice Chen describes her experiences as an international student in the program.

May 28, 2020

Food Business Rejuvenation During COVID-19: Opportunity to Innovate

Food industry companies and entrepreneurs must plan how to position themselves once COVID-19 has subsided. A focus on business strategies, innovation, personnel safety and financing is essential.

May 28, 2020

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Tips for starting a garden using the vegetables you bought for dinner.

May 27, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Generational Generosity Supports Agribusiness Breakthroughs

Growing up in Rocky Mount, Bill Culpepper planned to go back home after graduation, but the Vietnam War and his introduction to agribusiness changed his plans and his life. Now, he and his family -- three generations Wolfpack strong -- are making a significant gift to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to support future agribusiness breakthroughs.

May 27, 2020  |  Initiatives

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of sweetpotatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.

May 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Impact of Fear on the Recovery

As states start to open businesses back up, what other lingering impacts could there be?

May 26, 2020

Honoring a Legacy: Andrea Rubio Receives First Award in Honor of Dr. John Thomas Brake

A memorial endowment set up by the late Dr. John Brake's family honors his legacy and helps fund graduate student education. Andrea Rubio, the first recipient of the memorial graduate award, shares her journey.

May 26, 2020

‘Still Growing’ Connects Consumers with Local NC Farmers

Lee County Extension has teamed up with two CALS students to better connect farmers with consumers to provide them with fresh, local food.

May 26, 2020  |  Research

Topping-off for Tomato Breeding

NC State’s tomato breeding efforts, led by Dilip Panthee, just got a boost in the form of a new 1440-square-foot greenhouse at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center.