AgPack Strong!

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.

May 12, 2017

#AgPackStrong: Sepideh Saidi

Founder of top civil engineering firm SEPI, CALS grad Sepideh Saidi has been named one of the top 20 CEOs in the Triangle – and a 2016 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. […]

Apr 25, 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.

Apr 10, 2017

AgPack Strong: An Unexpected Path to Success

Wesley Wilson never imagined he'd be president of a company by age 29. Find out how CALS helped guide him toward a career he loves.

Mar 6, 2017

AgPack Strong: Rachel Grantham’s Advice to Students

During her time at CALS, Smithfield's Rachel Grantham learned a lot about agricultural business management, networking – and the importance of keeping an open mind in your career.

Feb 27, 2017

CALS Alum to Advise President on Agriculture Economic Policy

CALS alumnus Ray Starling has been named special assistant to the U.S. president for agriculture, trade and food assistance by the National Economic Council.

Feb 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: Caitlin Boon Speaks Up For Food Safety

From a Wolfpack baby bottle and her first 4-H presentation at age 9, senior FDA official Caitlin Boon has a long history with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Jan 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A Force of Nature

Armed with two NC State degrees and an unflinching desire to help others, Paula Woodall makes a real difference in the lives of youth and farmers alike.