Getting to the Genetic Root of Stem Cells
NC State scientists find faster ways to identify the complex gene interactions that make stem cell renewal and differentiation in plants possible.
Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership
Agricultural leaders planted their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they marked the commitments they've made to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.
Lost and Found
A cyanobacterial strain with an intriguing backstory could have an even more remarkable future, because the organism produces possible anticancer agents. Two NC State University scientists team up to find out how.
Making Hay: 4-H’ers Use Hay Bales to Spread Messages of Fun and Learning
What do fidget spinners, wise owls and gumball machines have in common? They are among the symbols young people used at the State Fair this year to spread the 4-H message.
Food Safety Expert Talks Turkey
With turkey roasting, a few simple steps will go a long way when it comes to food safety. In a new infosheet and through four short videos, North Carolina Cooperative Extension food safety expert Benjamin Chapman gives tips on thawing a turkey, cooking it and saving leftovers.
Murphy Named Assistant Dean for Advancement
Sonia Murphy is the new assistant dean for advancement in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
A Perfect Partnership: New CALS Scientists Anna Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg
For new CALS scientists Anna Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg, knowing more about the molecular-level interplay among viruses, insect vectors and host plants could be key to developing better ways to protect farmers around the world from billions of dollars’ worth of crop loss.
Talking the (Plant) Talk
One day soon, tiny electronic sensors will translate the language of plants and send waves of data to growers, giving a heads-up at their crops’ first talk of trouble. Thanks to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, our cross-college partnership is leading the way.
Extension to Take Part in Upcoming Rural Assembly
Rural leadership is the topic of next month’s Rural Assembly in Raleigh, and NC State Extension will be there, highlighting some of its top programs aimed at promoting prosperity in the state’s rural communities.
NC Farm School Helps Aspiring Farmers Realize Dreams
James Payne has had two successful and rewarding careers, and now, with the help of NC Farm School, he’s put together a solid business plan that will allow him to launch a third one. This time, he wants to be a farmer.