Year-Round Events Announced for Farm to Fork NC
This year’s Farm to Fork NC events celebrate the state's year-round growing season with events spread throughout the year.
Dunphy Wins National Award
For lifetime contributions and leadership, NC State University's E. James Dunphy recently won the American Soybean Association's Pinnacle Award.
Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations
Simply adding flowers to otherwise hot sites with lots of impervious surface cover is unlikely to restore pollinator communities, says CALS Entomologist Steve Frank. In NC State's science blog, the Abstract, Frank describes recent research in and around Raleigh that shows urban heat is a factor.
NC State Receives $1 Million FFAR Grant to Improve Human Health
NC State researchers seek to improve the nutritional density of common fruits and vegetables in a range of consumer products. This work will enable food companies to develop products that more effectively deliver the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.
Will a Cold Winter Kill Off Ticks?
The bad news is that even particularly harsh winter weather – like that experienced by much of the East Coast this year – won’t kill off ticks. However, a brutal winter could still have an effect on tick populations.
Working With the Game-Changer Known as CRISPR
Doctoral student Katelyn Brandt came to NC State to get in on the cutting-edge research involving the gene-editing technique called CRISPR.
Connecting N.C. Agriculture, Nutrition Education
What if eating local fruits and vegetables wasn’t just “doctor’s orders” but an actual prescription? Three North Carolina universities, including NC State, are working together to see.
FFAR Awards $2.7 Million to Create Fellowship Program to Foster Next Gen Agricultural Scientists
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will collaborate with industry leaders and universities to provide interdisciplinary training for graduate students. An NC State University team, led by CALS' John Dole, will manage the program.
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.