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Author: Suzanne Stanard

Class of elementary school students holding up books

Aug 8, 2018

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. 

tables of fresh produce

Jul 25, 2018

Introducing the NC Food Innovation Lab

The North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center, a soon-to-be hub for plant-based food science and manufacturing advancement, is undergoing some change. For starters, a new name: the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab. 

Family standing in front of farm equipment

Jul 17, 2018

AgPack Strong: A Family Affair

Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do. 

Head shot of Amelia Wilson

Jun 29, 2018

Student Spotlight: An Enriching Step on the Path to Dental School

A master of nutrition student in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Amelia Wilson visits a local Head Start center to educate children and their parents about dental health. It’s all part of her goal to become a dentist. 

Bill Aimutis in a lab

Jun 22, 2018

Aimutis Tapped to Lead N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center

An R&D expert with more than 30 years of experience in corporate and academic settings, Bill Aimutis has been named director of the North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC), a one-of-a-kind enterprise housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Mark Sorrells (left) of Golden LEAF presents a check to Robert Elliott and Beth Wilson for the Soldier to Agriculture program.

May 23, 2018

Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program

A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base. 

graduates at NC State commencement

May 11, 2018

The Future is Bright: CALS Celebrates the Class of 2018

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet 10 of the college's outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this weekend. 

NC State student Serene Ahmad

May 8, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Serene Ahmad

Serene Ahmad jokes that “senioritis” has set in full-force. It’s no wonder the accomplished student is ready for a break – her NC State career is packed with scholarly achievements and extracurricular activities. 

Group cutting ribbon in front of Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum

May 1, 2018

“The Future of Dairy Education”: CALS Celebrates New Museum, Education Center and Creamery

The new Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum will give visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a dairy farm and learn about the importance of the dairy industry in North Carolina, the history of Jersey cows and more. 

Group of Dining Diplomats students

Apr 17, 2018

Dining Diplomats Promote Health and Wellness on Campus

Eating nutritious meals on a college campus is no small feat. Enter Dining Diplomats, an innovative student-led program that educates NC State students on health and wellness.