Homegrown: Meet the Muscadine
Muscadine grapes are a southern specialty. Native to North Carolina, the deep purple and bronze-toned fruit clusters adorn farms, fields and gardens throughout the southeastern United States. Now it’s time to add your kitchen to the list.
CEFS Celebrates 25 Years
Twenty-five years ago, NC State joined with N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to set up the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. The center is now known internationally for its work on sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Her Calling is Student Government
Meredith Spence Beaulieu, a Ph.D. student in CALS' Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, was the first graduate student to hold the office of student body vice president.
Writing the Book on Vermicomposting
NC State’s Rhonda Sherman has authored the first how-to guide for mid- to large-scale vermicompost producers.
Should I Stay or Should I Go: Coal Ash in North Carolina
Coal has seen a recent, rapid decline as a source of electricity in North Carolina. Unfortunately, coal’s legacy lives on in ash ponds and landfills scattered across the state. In this NC State Economist, we offer an economist’s perspective on North Carolina’s coal ash challenges – and potential solutions.
2018 Economic Outlook: A Shift to a Higher Gear?
In the latest issue of the NC State Economist, Mike Walden highlights why 2018 should be a year of further economic growth for North Carolina, but beneath the generally positive statewide picture, lingering economic disparities are yet to be closed.
Big Data Yields Plant Sciences Innovation
Computer scientists, data analytics experts and information technology professionals will play a role in the success of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. A recent workshop focused on how to improve the collection, analysis and applicability of agriculture’s big data.
CALS Alum to Advise President on Agriculture Economic Policy
CALS alumnus Ray Starling has been named special assistant to the U.S. president for agriculture, trade and food assistance by the National Economic Council.
CALS Hiring 21 Faculty
To better prepare our students and serve our clientele, CALS is looking for world-class talent in people who share our values and passion for excellence.
The bright future of controlled drainage
NC State University’s agriculture water management expert, Dr. Mohamed Youssef, believes there is a bright future for controlled drainage -- and the future is now. Controlled drainage is one of the most effective ways to minimize nitrogen loss from croplands.