AgPack Strong

Sep 19, 2018

“I Was Hooked”: Poultry Science’s Outstanding Young Alumni Winner Zack Lowman

Four years after leaving PDPS with both bachelors and masters degrees plus a Ph.D., it’s easy to see why Lowman was just named one of CALS’ 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni.

Aug 2, 2018

Multidisciplinary Maven: Animal Science’s Sabriya Dobbins

Growing up in Fayetteville, Sabriya Dobbins always wanted to go to NC State and become a veterinarian. She made it to CALS as a Jefferson Scholar and a Caldwell Fellow. And she realized that her calling was different, and more diverse, than expected.

Jul 24, 2018

The Long Run

CALS alumnus Robert Moore will face mountains and the summer heat to run the equivalent of six marathons in six days. His goal: raising awareness of multiple sclerosis, a disease he’s dealt with since he was a student at NC State 10 years ago.

Jul 17, 2018

AgPack Strong: A Family Affair

Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do.

May 14, 2018

“Change-Maker In Medicine”: CALS Alum Brian Forrest, M.D.

When he was sitting in class at CALS, Brian Forrest didn’t yet have a plan to revolutionize primary care medicine. But fast forward 17 years and he’s done exactly that, recently earning "change maker" honors from Medical Economics Magazine.

Apr 19, 2018

AgPack Strong: The Conservation Evangelist

A botany and zoology class in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave Dale Threatt-Taylor an understanding of and passion for conservation. Now, she's a national leader in the field.

Apr 12, 2018

From Israel to Little Washington: Archie Griffin Is #AgPackStrong

One of only five researchers in the world named as 2018 Nuffield International Farming Scholars, Crop and Soil Sciences alumnus Archie Griffin will take his agricultural research from Israel to Brazil — and back to the family farm in Little Washington.

Mar 1, 2018

AgPack Strong: “NC State Changed My Life”

Patent attorney and eastern North Carolina farm kid Larry Coats reflects on his time at CALS and the impact of the college on his career trajectory.

Feb 6, 2018

AgPack Strong: Pursuing a “Career of Exciting Research”

After a career in the military, Jim Noah found his home as a Ph.D. student at NC State. During that time, the self-described lifelong learner became passionate about biochemistry.

Jan 31, 2018

AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies

Johnston County farmer Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years, with help from NC State Extension, the NC State Agricultural Institute grad added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn.