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Author: Kristin Sargent

a brick building on a spring day

Nov 22, 2022

Update on College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Search

Steve Lommel, CALS associate dean for research, provides an update on the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

DJ and Ruthie Stokes

Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population. 

Caitlin Boon at the CALS Alumni Awards

Oct 28, 2022

Food Safety a ‘Labor of Love’ for CALS Alumna

Improving our food system is a priority for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Caitlin Boon. A former employee with the Food and Drug Administration, Boon is now ready to tackle new challenges as she continues to keep our food safe and healthy. 

a woman holding a large striped bass

Oct 21, 2022

StriperHub to Receive Over $1.4M to Grow Striped Bass Aquaculture Program

Led by North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina State University, StriperHub is a multi-partner and multi-regional collaborative project to support the development of a sustainable striped bass aquaculture industry in the United States. 

Bill Prestage with his wife and three sons

Oct 13, 2022

Devoted CALS Philanthropist William Prestage Passes Away

William “Bill” Prestage, the patriarch and founder of Prestage Farms, passed away on Oct. 10. Not only was he a pioneer in the turkey and swine processing industry, he was a dear friend and devout philanthropist to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

NC State twirler Claudia Swauger during a football game halftime performance

Oct 13, 2022

Carter-Finley to the Netherlands: Claudia Swauger Twirls Her Way to the Top

CALS student Claudia Swauger is one of the first NC State twirlers to compete overseas. She came back with four gold medals. 

a woman teaching a class of students

Oct 10, 2022

CEFS Names Michelle Schroeder-Moreno as New Director

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno has been a faculty member in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems since 2004. 

a woman working with robotics in a lab

Sep 30, 2022

Back to the Future

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering welcomes new faculty member Lirong Xiang. She's interested in developing agricultural systems that integrate cutting-edge robotics, machine vision and machine learning technologies to automate labor-intensive tasks. 

marlon-breve-reyes

Sep 28, 2022

CALS Alumnus Strives for Quality Higher Education in Honduras

Biological and Agricultural Engineering alumnus Marlon Brevé-Reyes works to improve the quality of higher education and increase student access in his home country of Honduras. 

a young woman in a purple cover gown in a lab

Sep 20, 2022

Contamination Detective

As a former culinary instructor, graduate student Riya Magiya wanted to better understand the science behind keeping food healthy and safe.