Impact

Aug 30, 2017

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

An NC State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.

Aug 29, 2017

Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney

Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.

Aug 25, 2017

A Tale of Two Gardens

Research-based knowledge, creativity, hard work and enthusiasm come together in county Cooperative Extension demonstration gardens throughout North Carolina. This is the tale of two of those many gardens and how they serve their communities.

Aug 23, 2017

4-H’ers Cook It Up

Before you fire up your grill this tailgate season, check out our video to hear from the young chefs who grilled everything from pork kebabs to beef sliders during the North Carolina 4-H Congress outdoor cookery competition.

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 18, 2017

Lee County Extension’s Women In Ag: Farmer and County Commissioner Amy Dalrymple

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County's series on women in agriculture continues with a look into the life of Commissioner Amy Dalrymple.

Aug 16, 2017

Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project

Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.

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.