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Author: Kristin Sargent

young men looking a specially designed tractor

Jun 28, 2022

Pack Pullers Compete in International Quarter-Scale Tractor Competition

Pack Pullers spent four days presenting and demonstrating their tractor design to a panel of industry experts that judge each design on innovation, manufacturability, serviceability, safety, sound level and ergonomics. 

a spider holding on to it's silk

Jun 24, 2022

The Amazing Spiders of North Carolina 

Occasionally frightening, always fascinating, most spiders are of the friendly neighborhood variety. Take a closer look and discover one of nature's most unique and beneficial animals. 

Peter Ferket

Jun 20, 2022

Ferket Named Interim Department Head of Poultry Science

William Neal Reynolds professor Peter Ferket has been tapped to temporarily lead the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. 

A rainbow flag with a fist

Jun 15, 2022

Being Better, Year-long LGBTQ+ Allies

CALS student Kaitlyn Thomas shares simple and meaningful ways in which people can be LGBTQ+ allies all year long. 

Keller Award Recipient Debora Holanda

Jun 8, 2022

Keller Award Winner Looks to Improve Pig Welfare

NC State 2021 graduate Débora Holanda won the 2021 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for her work in finding alternative methods to mitigate mycotoxin contamination in pig feed. 

a brick building on a spring day

Jun 7, 2022

Four Incoming CALS Students Named Park Scholars

The four students were selected for the Park Scholarship out of more than 2,200 applicants. 

Image of person in the Phytotron, a controlled environment facility

May 26, 2022

Bob Franks Tapped to Lead Applied Ecology

Longtime CALS professor Bob Franks looks forward to serving as the interim department head for Applied Ecology while the college and department search for a permanent department head. 

Profiles of three people standing in a field during sunset

May 24, 2022

Gathering Energy: New Faculty Reflect the Changing Needs of Agriculture

In response to the dynamic interplay of agriculture and the environment, we welcome four new faculty to expand our teaching, research and Extension capabilities in climate-smart farming. 

Pat Curtis

May 20, 2022

Poultry Science’s Curtis Praised for Transformative Leadership

After more than 30 years working in higher education, 15 of those years at North Carolina State University, Patricia Curtis, department head for the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, is retiring beginning July 1. 

Fresh NC strawberries for sale at the State Farmers' Market.

May 13, 2022

Growing a Better Strawberry

NC State Extension specialists are on a quest to grow a better strawberry for farmers and consumers.