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Author: Rachel Damiani

Sara Kidd stands with sheep behind her

Nov 11, 2021

NC State Graduate Student Helps Veterans Swap Combat Boots for Cowboy Boots

NC State graduate student Sara Kidd finds purpose in connecting veterans to farming and community. 

Headshot of Angel Cruz

Nov 9, 2021

Boots on the Ground Program Expands Reach of Veteran Apprenticeship Farming in North Carolina

NC State staff member's newly awarded NIFA grant will provide long-term training to veterans who are interested in farming. 

Leaves from a Flame thrower redbud

Nov 5, 2021

The Scientific Process of Creating the Flame Thrower™ Redbud

A behind-the-scenes look at a NC State breeder's process of creating an award-winning redbud. 

Flamethrower redbud trees with a blue background

Oct 29, 2021

‘A Kaleidoscope of Colors’: NC State Breeder Creates Winning Flame Thrower™ Redbud

NC State breeder Dennis Werner wins Plant of the Year for vibrant redbud at a prestigious international flower show. 

Father and son stand side by side in a corn plot

Oct 26, 2021

Ron and Ryan Heiniger Carve Unique Paths in Crop Sciences at NC State

A NC State father-son team, Ron and Ryan Heiniger, collaborate with one another on applied research. 

Close up image of corn

Oct 20, 2021

Ron Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A faculty member follows in his family's farming roots, while creating his niche in the science behind corn production and management. 

Combine in corn field

Oct 20, 2021

Ryan Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A NC State alumnus finds his passion as a scientist and manager of the official variety testing program. 

Oct 20, 2021

The Anatomy of a Giant Pumpkin

Brandon Huber, NC State alumnus, and Ricardo Hernandez, associate professor, share some of the science behind growing giant pumpkins that are displayed each year at the North Carolina State Fair.