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Author: Alice Manning Touchette

4-H Awards 2024

Apr 18, 2024

2024 North Carolina 4-H Alumni Honored

The 2024 North Carolina 4-H Alumni Award winners will be honored on Saturday, April 27, in the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University. The achievements and service of 4-H Alumni Award recipients exemplify 4-H’s mission of “Making the Best Better,” living out the mission of 4-H and creating a legacy of excellence within the organization. They advocate, represent and support the leaders of tomorrow - shaping the lives of young people now and in the future. 

a woman and man stand with NC state mascots Mr. and Mrs. Wuf

Mar 4, 2024

The Ripple Effect of Support

CALS alumna Beth Pugh Farrell reflects on getting involved, giving back and staying connected. 

NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Feb 23, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. 

a woman and man wearing red shirts

Feb 14, 2024

Alumni Valentines: Arnie and Kara Sair on Food, Chemistry and Careers

CALS alumni Arnie and Kara Sair reflect on their love of food science, the Wolfpack community and each other. 

Carmen Cruz

Jan 4, 2024

Changing the World One Community at a Time

Carmen Yulín Cruz, former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will speak at North Carolina State University on Jan. 18 for the 2024 Eloise S. Cofer Family Living Lecture Series, exploring how local actions lead to global impacts. 

Undergraduate student Zach Gabor works in the Robert H. Feldmeier Dairy Processing Lab in Schaub Hall; Gabor works with milk products and Howling Cow ice cream. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 28, 2023

A Lasting Legacy for Dairy Science

Four graduate students became part of a living legacy this fall thanks to the launch of the William E. Younts Jr. Dairy Science Graduate Support Endowment. 

three women looking at plants in a greenhouse

Oct 27, 2023

Ensuring Sustainability and Food Security in Perpetuity

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, Endowed Distinguished Chair in Sustainable Community-Based Food Systems, reflects on what’s next for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. 

Man leaning against a fence post, with grain bins in the background.

Oct 26, 2023

Robots, Researchers and Resilient Agriculture

Chris Reberg-Horton was recently named the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation/W.K. Kellogg Distinguished Professor in Sustainable Community-Based Food Systems. 

Olivia Mabe with her cow at the State Fair

Oct 11, 2023

Show Time at the State Fair

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, hear from CALS junior Olivia Mabe, who will be showing her halter-trained heifer at the North Carolina State Fair. Learn what makes a prize-winning cow and why you and your family should take a break from the rides, games and fried treats to check out the exhibition. 

ants crawling in dirt

Sep 20, 2023

Get Curious with Urban Entomologists

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, learn why the creepy crawlies in our cities are important to the ecosystem.