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Author: Kristin Sargent

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Feb 24, 2021

Senior Ben Rose Shares Unique Journey to CALS

Crop and Soil Sciences students follow different routes in their academic journey, but their goal of agricultural and environmental impact is the same. We caught up with Ben Rose, a senior undergraduate soil science major to learn about his winding academic journey and future plans. 

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Feb 18, 2021

Golden LEAF Awards Ag Institute Nearly $1M

NC State’s Agricultural Institute will use the funds from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support the animal industry by expanding the pipeline of available talent for jobs. 

Feb 15, 2021

Alternative Weed Control – We’ll Have An App For That

Cover crop use is wavering among farmers. Crop and Soil Sciences research Ramon Leon’s interdisciplinary 3D Weed Vision System aims to equip farmers with DIY imaging technology to reliably anticipate their cover crop’s performance and address weed escapes with precision accuracy. 

Feb 11, 2021

Do You Want to Build a Bee Hotel?

Learn how to build a bee hotel just in time for spring with Applied Ecology's Elsa Youngsteadt. She's partnering with Hill Library’s Makerspace for a virtual build-a-long on Feb. 27. 

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Feb 9, 2021

CALS Breeds Love

Three NC State couples prove that finding love is possible in college, especially for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Nancy Creamer

Feb 8, 2021

CEFS’ Creamer Retires After 25 Years of Service

For more than two decades, Nancy Creamer has been dedicated to sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems in North Carolina. She recently retired from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. 

Josh Strable

Feb 1, 2021

Get to Know Molecular and Structural Biochemistry’s Josh Strable

Josh Strable joined the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in December 2020. He hopes to be a mentor and advocate for undergraduate students, especially first-generation college students like himself. 

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Jan 26, 2021

Big Data’s FRST Step In Environmental Stewardship

Soil testing is the main way growers assess specific soil nutrient status and evaluate supplemental needs. Soil science researcher Deanna Osmond and team thinks it’s time to loose the power of big data to address one of agriculture’s most nagging issues, nutrient management.   

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Jan 25, 2021

Faculty Focus: Molecular and Structural Biochemistry’s Thomas Makris

Thomas Makris, who joined the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry in August as an associate professor, is pursuing enzyme research that could lead to better fuels, medicines and more. 

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Jan 18, 2021

PSI Profile: Geoff Bock, Interim Director of Operations

One of the first people tapped with turning the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative vision into a reality was CALS alumnus Geoff Bock. Hired in 2016 as the project manager, Bock now also serves as the interim director of operations.