Impact

Oct 11, 2017

NC Plant Sciences Initiative Task Force Proceedings

Four task forces have been hard at work planning for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Check out the NC PSI Task Force Proceedings for details on the working groups' findings and a summary of recommendations.

Oct 10, 2017

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

A new book by CALS economist Mike Walden examines the economic drivers that will play a role in shaping North Carolina over the coming decades – and what that will likely mean for the state's economy.

Oct 9, 2017

NC State Prof Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For both his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, NC State University professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus Dr. James W.  Clark Jr. was inducted last week into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.

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.

Oct 3, 2017

Recluse or Not? Scientists Use Twitter To Tackle Spider Questions

Don't panic! Scientists want to use social media to help folks learn more about brown recluses (and their lookalike spider kin).

Oct 2, 2017

‘Pickin’ in the Pines’ to Help Send Kids to 4-H Camp

Love barbecue and bluegrass? Check out Pickin' in the Pines on Oct. 21 at Millstone 4-H Camp. It's a fundraiser aimed at allowing youth with limited resources to attend a week at 4-H camp next summer.

Sep 29, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

In a study that shows the importance of climate change on critical pollinators, NC State researchers found that earlier and longer flowering seasons can have poor effects on the bumble bees that rely on these flowers to live and thrive.

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 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Empowering Farmers in El Salvador

CALS grad student Angel Cruz conducted research in El Salvador to improve agricultural practices, share conservation techniques and -- most importantly -- engage local farmers every step of the way.