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.
Alums Build on NC State Research to Create Food from Farm Leftovers
NC State alumni Laura Hearn and Will Kornegay started their award-winning company, Glean, with one product: a sweet potato flour. Now, thanks in part to university research, they have several food products for sale in 1,200 retail stores across the Southeast.
Smithfield Foods Supports Soldier to Agriculture Program
A CALS program that provides in-depth training for veterans transitioning into agricultural careers got a recent boost: the Smithfield Foundation announced a $200,000 donation.
Stuber Retiring as Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium
Eminent scientist Charles Stuber is stepping down after 13 years as director of the consortium he helped to create at NC State.
Esteemed Plant Pathology Professor Passes Away
Charles W. Averre III, a plant pathology professor emeritus at NC State University, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, but Averre's legacy will live on in a scholarship and a high-yielding sweet potato variety named in his honor.
Sporting Event Benefits NC FFA and 4-H
Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raise $100,000+ for 4-H and FFA.
CALS Alum and Professor Recognized for Nursery Industry Impacts
Two horticulturists with ties to NC State are honored for ways they've helped enhance the Southern nursery industry.
Like Son, Like Father
When Lewis Cauble decided to create a bequest to benefit NC State’s Apiculture Science Fund, housed within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, one of the first people he told was his dad, Jim.