Academics

Nov 14, 2017

Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology

The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology.

Oct 6, 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patterson at Humboldt

Bob Patterson has made an annual trip to Humboldt University of Berlin for the last 22 years. Check out this article from CALS International Programs for a peek behind the scenes of his latest visit there.

Oct 3, 2017

Farm Tours Give Students Peek at Real-World Ag

Ag Business Management majors have a rare opportunity each semester to get out of the classroom and visit real farms and agribusinesses, gaining valuable experience and building connections.

Sep 27, 2017

Research Program Paves Path to Soil Science

Many undergraduate students are not aware of soil science coursework or how it relates to majors like chemistry, engineering or biology. Two of our faculty members are out to change that.

Sep 21, 2017

A Work in Progress: Animal Nutrition for Companion Pets

For a new online course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the end goal is for students to be able to simulate the creation of a specialized cat or dog food, gaining a better understanding of companion animal nutrition.

Sep 20, 2017

New Merit Scholarship Will Assist Incoming Production Agriculture Students

A new scholarship that covers tuition, books and fees is available for an outstanding student with plans to major in production agriculture.

Sep 12, 2017

CALS Makes Progress With Graduate Student Enrollment

CALS is well on its way to becoming one of the Top 5 colleges of its kind in the country by 2020 -- and graduate student enrollment is a big part of the reason why.

Aug 14, 2017

From 4-H to the Brickyard

When 4-H Skillathon champion and second-generation CALS student MaryBeth Tyndall hits the Brickyard on the first day of classes, she'll already know her way around campus.

Aug 14, 2017

NC State and Oracle Pilot ‘Big Data’ Project to Grow Agriculture

Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.

Aug 9, 2017

Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field

In her fourth "Notes from Tanzania," grad student Catherine Doyle explains how surveys are helping scientists and farmers battle two important diseases affecting cassava.