Alumni and Friends

Sep 18, 2019

Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners for 2019. Richard Reich and Keith Shoemaker are honored for their contributions to agriculture in North Carolina and beyond.

Aug 29, 2019

Coming Up: Healthier Foods, With Less Food Loss

A partnership rich with Wolfpack DNA leads to a winning new food for health-conscious consumers. And more products are on their way, made largely from leftovers from farms and food processors.

Aug 5, 2019

Routing Drought

USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.

Jul 30, 2019

“Mr. Christmas” is N.C. Farmer of the Year: CALS’ Own Johnny Wishon

In the mountains near Sparta, they call him “Mr. Christmas,” but these days, NC State alum and Christmas-tree farmer Johnny Wishon is known as North Carolina’s 2019 Farmer of the Year.

Jul 10, 2019

Grad Pursues the Art and Science of Horticulture

For alumna Brittany Bell, horticulture science has been a fulfilling way to marry a love of art and science.

Jun 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Jun 12, 2019

Making Crops Resilient

International, interdisciplinary project featuring ten CALS researchers will focus on microbial interactions with wheat.

May 16, 2019

10,000 Square Feet Of Sweet (Potato) Promise: Four New Greenhouses Dedicated

The 10,000 square feet of new growing space are allotted for the annual production of certified elite sweetpotato plants. Starting with certified disease-free plants has enormous benefits for growers: increased yields, better quality and reduced pesticide use.

May 1, 2019

Ready for New Strawberry Choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’

NC State’s strawberry breeding team is developing new varieties suited for our state’s climate and growing conditions. One is named for CALS alumnus and long-time research specialist Rocco Schiavone.

Apr 1, 2019

“With Gratitude and Pride: Thank You”

Support from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences community exceeded all expectations for NC State's first Day of Giving, Dean Linton says. For a behind-the-scenes look at this remarkable day, check out our video recap.