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.
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.
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.
AgPack Strong: When a Detour from ‘Plan A’ Leads to a Dream Job
Jackie Knowles entered NC State as a veterinary bioscience major, having served a number of years in the Army. But then, just before her junior year, she found her calling and decided to change course.
How To Give A TED Talk: Poultry Science Alum Diego Bohórquez
CALS' own Diego Bohórquez takes us behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious — and competitive — events in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.