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.
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.
USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.
“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.
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.
“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.
Making Crops Resilient
International, interdisciplinary project featuring ten CALS researchers will focus on microbial interactions with wheat.
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.
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.
“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.