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Author: Janine Brumfield

Photo from the 1980s of an older white woman standing in front of a cotton field.

Oct 26, 2020

Research Station 70+ Year Partnership Leads to New Endowment

Today’s NC State weed research stems from a nearly 70-year partnership with the Sorrell-Wilkerson family, a partnership that culminated in an endowment from the Sorrell family that will permanently keep critical research property under the university’s guardianship. 

A large number of pepper and tomato gardening trays

Apr 8, 2020

Summer Vegetables – Worth the Wait

Warmer day temperatures may tempt Central North Carolinians to plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and melons before April 20, but the soil is still too cool for these plants. 

tables of fresh produce

Mar 17, 2020

Farmers Markets Connect With Customers While Managing Coronavirus Risk

Farmers markets are working hard to adapt and implement new guidelines and policies to keep vendors and customers safe. 

Scientist in a lab holding a tray of Arabidopsis

Mar 2, 2020

Five CALS Faculty Members Included in 2020 University Faculty Scholars Cohort

NC State’s 2019-20 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 24 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation due to their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and greater community 

Feb 27, 2020

CALS Summer Programs

Some of our outstanding after school and summer programs are still accepting applications for 2020. We offer activities for students from pre-k all the way through high school with subjects ranging from poultry science to horticulture to conservation and beyond. 

Person leaning over counter looking at tablet with lots of vegetables around.

Feb 4, 2020

Homegrown Monthly Digest | Feb 2020

Whether it’s exploring miles of fertile farmland and fresh produce at the farmers market, or discovering flowers blooming in the backyard and nutritious foods cooking in the kitchen, Homegrown has you covered. Read the February rundown. 

Clusters of people talking outside the Plant Sciences Building

Sep 5, 2019

Media Advisory: NC State to Break Ground on Plant Sciences Building

The world-class facility will help NC State accelerate plant science discovery, talent development and applied solutions to feed, clothe and fuel a growing population. 

Five men with mallets ceremoniously breaking concrete bricks.

Jan 28, 2019

NC Food Innovation Lab Is Under Construction

The space on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis that will become the N.C. Food Innovation Lab is being upfitted to support food processing and manufacturing of North Carolina commodities within the borders of our state. 

Associate Dean milking cow on the Brickyard

Mar 19, 2018

March Celebrations Shine a Light on N.C. Agriculture

From student-led activities on the NC State Brickyard to the Ag Day baseball game, this week is packed with public events that celebrate our state's No. 1 industry. Join us! 

Rendering of NC Plant Sciences Facility

Oct 11, 2017

NC Plant Sciences Initiative Task Force Proceedings

Four task forces have been hard at work planning for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Check out the NC PSI Task Force Proceedings for details on the working groups' findings and a summary of recommendations.