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NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jul 12, 2024

You Decide: Have Cities Reached Their Peak?

Are there signs of a rural renaissance in North Carolina? Economist Mike Walden tracks population trends. 

adult periodical cicada and periodical cicada nymph

Jul 11, 2024

The Next Generation of Periodical Cicadas is Coming

As the 13-year periodical cicada brood XIX nears the end of its life cycle, entomologist Clyde Sorenson talks about what to expect as the next generation begins hatching in central and western North Carolina. 

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Jul 11, 2024

New Ph.D. Program Boosts Agricultural and Human Sciences

A new Ph.D. program in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences will transform the way graduate students prepare for careers in agricultural leadership, extension education, agricultural education, and family and community sciences. 

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Jul 10, 2024

The CRISPR Revolution: Chancellor Woodson Talks Science and Innovation with Professor Rodolphe Barrangou

Professor Rodolphe Barrangou joins Chancellor Woodson to discuss CRISPR, a game-changing technology that has turned science fiction into reality. 

aerial image of farms

Jul 10, 2024

CALS Offers New Grants to Tackle Needs in Animal Agriculture 

As the next step for the Food Animal Initiative, CALS is funding grants to tackle issues in food animal production and workforce development, collaborating with veterinary and industry partners. 

a woman flies a large drone over a turf grass field

Jul 8, 2024

Elevating AI for Tech-Driven Turfgrass

CALS graduate student Brynna Bruxellas is aiming to take turfgrass technology to the next level through her research of drone technology in agriculture. 

Workers hang hemp plants to dry.

Jul 1, 2024

Commercial Stock Photos of Farmworkers Found Lacking

Publicly available photos of farmworkers fail to represent workers and the tasks they perform, sometimes resulting in health and safety materials that lack relevance. 

side view of a steak on a grill above hot coals

Jul 1, 2024

The Science of Steak on the Grill

Did you know that grilling a steak involves science? Fire up the grill this weekend to see the Maillard reaction as the meat browns and grill marks appear. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jun 28, 2024

You Decide: What’s the Biggest Issue Facing the Country?

How will AI reshape the landscape of education and workforce development? Economist Mike Walden explores the possibilities. 

peaches

Jun 26, 2024

It’s Peach Season in North Carolina

Bite into these mouthwatering photos and fresh facts about North Carolina's homegrown peaches.