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Author: Kristin Sargent

Daniela Jones holding and ear of corn in a corn field

Jan 7, 2022

Enhancing NC State’s Data-Driven, Climate-Smart Agriculture Talent Pool

NC State research assistant professor Daniela Jones is passionate about many things, including finding renewable energy solutions and creating a more diverse workforce for the bioscience and agriculture industries. 

people on a beach

Jan 4, 2022

An Economic Solution to Crowding on Public Beaches

New research shows charging entrance fees at Gulf Coast beaches can reduce congestion. 

One corner of the Centennial Gateway against a cloud-filled sky

Dec 17, 2021

Silliman to Retire After 20 Years of Service With NC Cooperative Extension

After 20 years of service to NC Cooperative Extension, Ben Silliman is retiring. He talks about his experiences with NC State and how he hopes to look for additional opportunities to teach, encourage and grow during his retirement. 

A young man wearing protective lab gear in a lab

Dec 17, 2021

CALS Student Spencer Haroldson Works to Improve Food Security

You don't have to grow up on a farm to work in agriculture. Spencer Haroldson, a junior crop biotechnology major, is motivated to improve food security by solving biological issues. 

Three young women wearing 4-H pride T-shirts

Dec 16, 2021

Study Examines LGBTQ+ Competencies Among 4-H Professionals

A first-of-its-kind study revealed a gap between knowledge and skills of 4-H professionals in engaging and developing programs for LGBTQ+ youth in 4-H across North Carolina. 

Dog smelling a mushroom

Dec 16, 2021

Why Mushrooms Grow In My Yard (Sometimes)

You may have noticed mushrooms popping up in your yard, almost like magic. We pull back the curtain to shed light on the fantastical world of fungi. 

A black female researcher using a microscope in a lab

Dec 15, 2021

Arion Kennedy: Exploring the Effects of High Fructose Consumption on Liver Function

Having a personal love of food, NC State‚Äôs Arion Kennedy has always been fascinated with understanding how what we eat can affect our health. 

a young woman standing in a garden

Dec 9, 2021

Amanda Lay-Walters: Sustainability in Small Fruit Production

After being named a Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Fellow, Amanda Lay-Walters is seeking to improve farming systems and make them more sustainable. 

Strawberries of different ripeness

Dec 8, 2021

IR-4 Project Awarded $56 Million Grant from USDA

The USDA-NIFA has awarded the IR-4 Project, headquartered at NC State, a four-year, $56 million operating grant. 

The official 2021 White House Christmas tree on display in the the Blue Room

Dec 1, 2021

How to Produce a Grand Champion Christmas Tree

Over the years, the White House has selected a North Carolina Fraser fir for its annual Christmas Tree. But what does it take to produce a Grand Champion Christmas Tree? The secret comes from NC State.