Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou adds another award to his long list of accolades: the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.
NC State Dairy Center Will Teach Visitors about Farming – and Serve Ice Cream
A front-page article in the News & Observer details the college's new dairy center and creamery cafe, with construction slated to begin in early 2018. Check out the video for a peek behind the scenes.
Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist
William Sharpee, a postdoctoral scientist in NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, describes his life-changing work in Kenya to help farmers manage cassava mosaic disease.
Applying Research to Practice: Helping Families and Communities
The term “learning” took on a whole new meaning for NC State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumna Jamie Alexander once she started pursuing her master’s degree online at NC State.
$2 Million Golden LEAF Gift Bolsters N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center
The N.C. Food Processing and Innovation Center received another round of support as the Golden LEAF Foundation issued a grant for $2.2 million.
Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes
A new study from North Carolina State University, the Smithsonian and Duke University finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.
NC State Team Helped Growers Transition Away From Methyl Bromide
A recent news story by the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged an NC State research and extension program for its success in helping strawberry, tomato and pepper growers maintain yields as they transition away from methyl bromide.
Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform
Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.
More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass
A new technique devised by researchers from NC State and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities – the microscopic life within our bodies and all around us.
NC State Strengthens Partnership With Industries Both Near and Far
A two-day workshop brought together representatives from NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Belgian research institute VIB and RTP agricultural and life sciences organizations. Participants discussed transcending scientific disciplines and focusing on collaboration.