Alumni and Friends

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.

Mar 11, 2019

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.

Mar 6, 2019

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.

Feb 25, 2019

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.

Feb 11, 2019

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.

Jan 22, 2019

Sporting Event Benefits NC FFA and 4-H

Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raise $100,000+ for 4-H and FFA.

Jan 15, 2019

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.

Dec 9, 2018

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.