Beloved Teacher and Advisor Carm Parkhurst Passes Away
Award-winning Professor Emeritus Carm Parkhurst of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science passed away on May 19 at age 77. He joined the faculty in 1971 and continued to teach and work after retiring in 2008.
Spotlight: Bean Zhou Studies Plants Across a Great Divide
Asia and America come together in Bean Zhou’s Ph.D. research on kindred plants and their evolution. A recent award will allow him to study at Harvard’s esteemed Arnold Arboretum this summer.
NASA Internship For AGI Student (And Aspiring Astronaut) Lane Diesa
NC State Agricultural Institute student Lane Diesa has her sights set on the sky: Through a NASA internship, she had the chance to work on projects with the potential to change life outside of our own planet.
Arboretum’s Annual Garden Party, Rare Plant Auction Set for May 5
Make plans now to attend the JC Raulston Arboretum's annual spring garden party and plant auction on May 5.
Beyond the Bricks: Getting to Know Extension
With more than 900 employees – including 600 who work off campus – NC State Extension aims to improve the lives of North Carolinians through a host of programs and services. A new series on NC State employees who work outside Raleigh highlights Extension's statewide impact.
New Project to Strengthen Local Food Systems in Western NC
The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded the Center for Environmental Farming Systems $1.1 million to work on sustainable food systems in seven mountain counties in North Carolina.
Plant Sciences Launch Director’s Report
Plant Sciences Launch Director's update - what to look for in 2019.
Blue Cross NC Invests $5 Million to Combat Diabetes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's investment in Diabetes Free NC will cut diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes by expanding free access to diabetes prevention programs throughout the state.
Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)
A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.
New Project Supports Beginner Meat Producers in NC
NC Choices has launched a new project aimed at increasing the number of beginning farmers in North Carolina raising meat in either pasture-based or silvopasture systems.