Alumni and Friends

Jun 29, 2020

Becky Boston: A Distinguished 30-Year CALS Career

“Once I got to NC State, I was extremely happy in the department. ...I had the resources I needed to pursue my research. I could attract really good graduate students. I liked the courses I taught and I found that it was a really great fit for me,” Boston said. “From the time I arrived here, there's always been a very cooperative and collegial research community of people being willing to help and people doing excellent science.”

Jun 17, 2020

NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full

North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.

Jun 12, 2020

The Shows, and the Contests, Go On

Despite widespread event cancellations, 4-H horse and livestock contests and events went on, thanks to extension professionals who found innovative ways to use technology to bring these events home.

May 27, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Generational Generosity Supports Agribusiness Breakthroughs

Growing up in Rocky Mount, Bill Culpepper planned to go back home after graduation, but the Vietnam War and his introduction to agribusiness changed his plans and his life. Now, he and his family -- three generations Wolfpack strong -- are making a significant gift to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to support future agribusiness breakthroughs.

May 20, 2020

Delighting Plant Lovers With Unique Blooms

Tony Avent is passionate about conserving plants. He also enjoys sharing his unique blooms with others through his business, Plant Delights.

May 20, 2020

A Change of Pace

Michelle Pace Davis is a sixth generation Johnston County farmer who has learned the importance of farm adaptability, agricultural education and customer connections. Part of her farm’s mission is to invite and educate - including students from her alma mater

May 13, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Partner Profile: North Carolina Soybean Producers Association

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association was one of the first commodity groups to pledge their support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI). Owen Wanger, CEO of the association, shares why it supports the N.C. PSI.

May 4, 2020

2020 Virtual Student Celebrations

May celebrations are looking different this year, but the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is celebrating our graduates.

Apr 28, 2020

2019 Keller Award Winner, Becky Poole, Continues Her Passion for Cattle Research

Poole began her academic career at CALS pursuing a degree in animal science. Like many animal science majors, Poole went into the field with an interest in veterinary medicine, but soon realized just how many opportunities she had to choose from in the expansive field.

Apr 28, 2020

Longtime 4-H Friend and Author Wins Again

Longtime 4-H friend and supporter James W. Clark Jr. was recently named winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s prestigious John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.