AgPack Strong

Dec 29, 2017

AgPack Strong: Steve Valencsin Helps Farmers Put Data, Tech to Work

An agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.

Dec 8, 2017

Applying Research to Practice: Helping Families and Communities

The term “learning” took on a whole new meaning for NC State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumna Jamie Alexander once she started pursuing her master’s degree online at NC State.

Oct 12, 2017

AgPack Strong: On the Path to Success

As he pursues his bachelor's degree in horticultural science at NC State, Ag Institute grad Donavan Battle says collaboration, communication and hard work are key to success.

Aug 25, 2017

AgPack Strong: Leigh Hammond, The Quadruple Threat

CALS alum Leigh Hammond earned degrees from NC State, taught here and is now a benefactor to those following in his footsteps.

Aug 22, 2017

Extension’s Andrea Gibbs: “You Never Know Where Life Will Lead”

Animal Science grad Andrea Gibbs has been an Agricultural Extension Agent in Hyde County for about three years, and has one piece of advice for students: explore.

Aug 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘Innovative Farmer of the Year’

CALS grad and tobacco farmer Brandon Batten was named 2017 Innovative Farmer of the Year by The Tobacco Farm Life Museum. He says that learning to problem-solve 'outside the box' in the BAE Department gave him a leg up in his career.

Jun 27, 2017

Zoo Veterinarian and CALS Grad Amanda Guthrie: “Be Fearless”

Amanda Guthrie is living her dream as senior veterinary officer at the ZSL London Zoo, overseeing the care of nearly 20,000 animals.

Jun 21, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘It All Starts With Our Youth’

State FFA Coordinator Jason Davis took a quick break from convention week to talk with us about his journey and the power of youth development programs like FFA.

Jun 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities

Kim Shearer is the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job -- and why plants make her happy.

Jun 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘If I Can Do It, Y’all Can, Too.’

A brain aneurysm in his first year at NC State may have slowed Ricardo Aldape down, but it didn't keep him from achieving his dream: graduating and continuing a career in agriculture.