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Author: Amanda Kerr

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Apr 22, 2024

Celebrating Connection: Applied Ecology Turns 10

Faculty, staff and students from the Department of Applied Ecology recently celebrated 10 years as a department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

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Mar 22, 2024

CALS Celebrates a Successful Day of Giving

The CALS community answered the call to make a difference during this year’s Day of Giving, raising $6.7 million to support the success of our students, faculty and the future of agriculture. 

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Mar 13, 2024

Get Ready for Ag Awareness Week

Wolf Plaza will transform into a bustling farm for Ag Awareness Week March 18-22. 

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Mar 13, 2024

Planting the Future

With support from the Trolinder graduate student endowment, Weilong He hopes to use machine learning to help breeders more efficiently assess the health of plants and troubleshoot problems for farmers. 

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Mar 5, 2024

Exploring the Emergence of Environmental Economics

Spencer Banzhaf, director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics Policy, looks at the intersection of economics and the environment in his new book, Pricing the Priceless. 

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Feb 21, 2024

CALS Alumna is Carving Her Own Path

Alumna Ondulla Toomer has made a career of solving scientific problems and in so doing hopes to encourage other women and people of color to do the same. 

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Feb 16, 2024

Poultry Champs

For the first time ever a North Carolina 4-H poultry judging team took the top spot last fall at the 2023 National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest. North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler recently honored the team with the inaugural All-Star Agriculture award. 

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Jan 8, 2024

Revitalize Your Plate: Nutrition Tips for a Healthier New Year

Doctoral students in nutrition offer some super easy tips to eat a little healthier in 2024. 

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Dec 18, 2023

Congrats to Our CALS Fall 2023 Grads

Take a look at just some of the happy CALS graduates who celebrated their academic accomplishments with friends, family and faculty this past weekend. 

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Dec 14, 2023

New Grads are Career Ready

Soon-to-be CALS graduates reflect on their time at NC State and what comes next.