The Power of FFA
North Carolina FFA has shaped the lives of young people in our state for decades. Check out our video for a glimpse of the annual FFA Convention -- and to hear from students about why this beloved organization means so much to them.
Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project
Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.
NC State and Oracle Pilot ‘Big Data’ Project to Grow Agriculture
Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.
AgPack Strong: ‘Innovative Farmer of the Year’
CALS grad and tobacco farmer Brandon Batten was named 2017 Innovative Farmer of the Year by The Tobacco Farm Life Museum. He says that learning to problem-solve 'outside the box' in the BAE Department gave him a leg up in his career.
Grad Student Spotlight: Sayed Mashaheet
This CALS Ph.D. alumnus and postdoc is working to develop resilient wheat varieties that are more tolerant to ozone — a pollutant often associated with climate change — and more resistant to wheat rust.
‘Defining Moment’: Food Processing Innovation Center Poised to Boost N.C. Economy
The new North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center could create jobs, revitalize rural communities, open new markets for entrepreneurs and farmers … and the list goes on.
Grad Student Spotlight: Sophia Webster
NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is working to prevent disease transmission. Doctoral student Sophia Webster is on the front lines. Read more from the Graduate School's Think Magazine.
Healthy Eating Campaign Targets Mothers of Young Children
A new social marketing campaign launched by NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program encourages mothers to model healthy eating for their young children.
State Officers Reflect on Leadership, Legacy and Their ‘FFA Family’
Six CALS students will retire this week from what they describe as the rewarding, exhausting and ultimately life-changing experience of being a North Carolina FFA officer.
AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities
Kim Shearer is the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job -- and why plants make her happy.