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Author: Dee Shore

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Jun 13, 2024

N.C. PSI Advances AI for Agriculture

At NC State University, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is leading efforts aimed at helping producers put artificial intelligence to work for increased yields, efficiency and sustainability. Two new tools will… 

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May 10, 2024

Makerspace Magic With Andrea Monteza

Where do you go when you need parts for a robot that can walk through cucumber vines without getting tripped up as it monitors the air for disease spores? A… 

Adrian Percy addresses a crowd from a podium

Apr 16, 2024

N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Launches Startup Incubator and Seed2Grow Program

The N.C. Plant Sciences incubator provides lab and office space for emerging companies taking discoveries from plant sciences research and turning them into marketable solutions for agriculture and the environment. 

a woman and a man stand in a field of green crops

Mar 15, 2024

NC State a Partner on NSF-Funded ‘Ag Tech Corridor’ Project

A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation is kickstarting an effort to create an agricultural technology corridor from central to eastern North Carolina, and NC State University plays a key role. 

Woman standing at a farm field.

Mar 6, 2024

Strengthening Connections

Extension Agent Mikayla Berryhill helps ensure farmers have access to new technology and a hand in its development through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative's Extension Agent Network. 

christopher gillespie

Feb 13, 2024

Envisioning a More Equitable Food System

Doctoral candidate Christopher Gillespie is dedicated to finding solutions that create stronger, more racially equitable food systems. 

Eli Hornstein in science lab in front of a computer.

Feb 7, 2024

Starting Strong

The N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative‚Äôs Startup Program provides expertise and resources to help emerging companies bring problem-solving agricultural technologies and services to the marketplace. 

Student Leia Neely holds a cow calf.

Jan 29, 2024

Reducing Stigma Around Help for Mental Health

Drawing on personal experiences, animal science major and mental health ambassador Leia Neely encourages struggling students to reach out for help. 

frank edens

Jan 5, 2024

Poultry Science Professor Celebrates 50 Years at NC State

After 50 years as an NC State University poultry scientist, Frank Edens looks back at his career with the chickens. 

NC State's Edward Kick

Nov 9, 2021

Taking a World View

NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Edward Kick draws on big data to understand what causes inequalities among nations and the big problems that come from them.