Stories From Aug 2020

Aug 31, 2020

A New IDEA: Pairing Trainees with Computational Experts During the Pandemic

This spring in the midst of a pandemic, a committee of CALS faculty members matched graduate students and postdocs with data they needed to analyze or model computationally to computational experts with the necessary expertise. Learn more about how the collaboration is going for three trainees.

Aug 28, 2020

You Decide: Will We Return to Farm Life?

With all the changes occurring in every day life during the current times, how likely are these changes to last into the future?

Aug 28, 2020  |  Research

New Grants Support Microbiome and Resiliency Studies

Christine Hawkes and Kevin Garcia recently received separate federal grants to study plant and soil microbiomes to understand how the soil captures carbon and how symbiotic root fungi help legumes get potassium. This research will improve the resiliency of agriculture.

Aug 28, 2020

CALS Jefferson Scholar Awarded AKC Humane Fund Scholarship

CALS Jefferson Scholar Safari Richardson is one of just five veterinary students nationwide to receive this year’s Sir John D. Spurling Scholarship from the American Kennel Club Humane Fund.

Aug 26, 2020

Bee, Wasp or Fly? How to Identify Which is Which

It turns out there are key differences between bees, wasps and flies that are easy to spot with the trained eye. Whether you’re seeking peace of mind or looking to identify new guests in your garden, NC State Extension can help.

Aug 26, 2020

Curtis Appointed to USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee

Patricia Curtis, professor and department head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will provide years of knowledgeable expertise and experience in a new appointment with the USDA.

Aug 26, 2020

Allen Named Associate Director for Academic Programs

The youth, family and community sciences professor will coordinate student success programs, lead graduate programs and manage distance education, summer school and non-credit course programs.

Aug 26, 2020

Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers

Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield.

Aug 25, 2020

Flat Rock Playhouse Garden Inspires and Educates

Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGVs) of Henderson County have provided both a beautiful destination and a resource for horticultural information on the grounds of the Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Aug 24, 2020

YFCS August Blog: Police Engagement Among Individuals with Developmental Differences

Emily Ragland, an alum of the online Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program and owner and founder of communiTEAM LLC, shares her perspective in the latest YFCS blog.