The five Harward sisters run their growing independent beef operation from their family farm in western North Carolina, led by eldest sisters (and CALS grads) Brooke and Catherine.
The Business Of Sausage
Two North Carolina farmers wanted to merge two of their biggest commodities into a unique new product – and a food science class transformed into a team of entrepreneurs.
Connecting Veterans To Ag
After 15 years in the U.S. Army — including five deployments — combat veteran Joshua Bell decided to pursue a career in farming. His inspiration? The Soldier to Agriculture Program, offered through the college’s Agricultural Institute.
CALS Celebrates Outstanding Alumni
Alan Ayers and Tony Avent were honored as the 2018 CALS Distinguished Alumni, along with 13 Outstanding Alumni and 12 Outstanding Young Alumni.
Student Spotlight: AGI Entrepreneur Andrew Emanuels
Andrew Emanuels got his first job cutting grass at age 8. By the time he was a high school senior, he was managing 32 landscaping accounts and two crews. Today, Andrew studies agribusiness in the NC State Agricultural Institute and serves as a U.S. Coast Guard reservist.
7 Things You Need to Know to be a Successful CALS Student
Classes have started, and you’re officially a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student. Here are a few tips to help you rock your first year in CALS.
“Realization of a Dream”: NC FFA Center Breaks Ground on New Dormitory
On an early August afternoon along the banks of White Lake in Bladen County, North Carolina, state FFA leaders, youth, educators and corporate supporters gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new female dormitory at the NC FFA Center.
In the Wild and the Lab, Female Mosquitoes Get Choosy Quickly to Offset Invasions
Certain female mosquitoes quickly evolve more selective mating behavior when faced with existential threats from other invasive mosquito species, with concurrent changes to certain genetic regions, according to new research from North Carolina State University. The findings shed light on the genetics behind insect mating behavior and could have implications for controlling mosquito pests that plague humans.
Birgand’s Stream Restoration Research Gets Boost from NC State Seed Grant
For his work on wetland and stream restoration, François Birgand, NC State associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, won an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the Committee on International Programs.
Student Spotlight: “I Want to Be Part of the Solution”
CALS senior and Agricultural Institute grad Luke Stancil believes that every child deserves a quality education. That’s why he donated $500 in books to his second-grade teacher. And from that single gift, he has created the JOCO Reads Foundation.