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Author: Kristin Sargent

Kedong Da in a lab

Sep 16, 2021

Kedong Da and Plant Transformation

Kedong Da, Director of the NC State Plant Transformation Lab (PTL), brings diversity and caliber in his ability to advance plant tissue culture, plant transformation, genome editing, and bioengineering. 

A man holding a drone in a soybean field

Sep 9, 2021

Winter Wheat Scouting Takes Flight

NC State researchers successfully drone-identify early-stage Italian ryegrass in winter wheat allowing for wholistic weed management options. 

NC State's Memorial belltower on main campus.

Sep 3, 2021

Ivey Brewer: FFA Shaped My Career in Ag Education

Ivey Brewer talks about growing up in a farming community and how FFA shaped her into the woman she is today. She recently was named NC State's Student Teacher of the Year. 

Lee Ivy

Aug 27, 2021

Horticulture’s Ivy Tapped to Lead Ag Institute

Lee Ivy, a senior lecturer at NC State and former community college professor, brings a wealth of experiences to his new role as director of NC State’s Agricultural Institute. 

Latisha Judd speaking with students about MANRRS

Aug 24, 2021

MANRRS Opens Doors

Animal Sciences’ Latisha Judd and two CALS students are breathing new life into NC State University’s MANRRS chapter. The program promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower with the sun peeking through the trees

Aug 24, 2021

Student Enriches Family Life Through Research

After experiencing a divorce firsthand, Beth Edwards was filled with inspiration to pursue the a family life education and coaching degree. 

Three students surrounded by vegetables

Aug 24, 2021

Agroecology Club Works With Education Farm to Navigate COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm, where members of the Agroecology Club spend time volunteering and learning, completely shut down, leaving members to decide on a new way to keep the club connected. 

A banana split sundae with cherries and whipped cream

Aug 11, 2021

5 Must-Dos as a CALS Student

Whether you're new to CALS or NC State, or you just haven’t gotten around to it, here are five things every College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student should do before the new school year is over. 

a young man in a lab

Aug 10, 2021

Bangladesh to NC State: A Student’s Journey to CALS

Md Mahfuz Islam waited for six months and traveled over 8,000 miles to become an NC State soil science graduate student. Now nothing can stop him. 

A man wearing a mask and holding up fresh produce

Aug 6, 2021

A Necessary Network for Local Foods

During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Local Food Council proved communication and collaboration were key in helping the state’s local food systems survive and thrive.