10,000 Square Feet Of Sweet (Potato) Promise: Four New Greenhouses Dedicated
The 10,000 square feet of new growing space are allotted for the annual production of certified elite sweetpotato plants. Starting with certified disease-free plants has enormous benefits for growers: increased yields, better quality and reduced pesticide use.
Alums Build on NC State Research to Create Food from Farm Leftovers
NC State alumni Laura Hearn and Will Kornegay started their award-winning company, Glean, with one product: a sweet potato flour. Now, thanks in part to university research, they have several food products for sale in 1,200 retail stores across the Southeast.
Smithfield Foods Supports Soldier to Agriculture Program
A CALS program that provides in-depth training for veterans transitioning into agricultural careers got a recent boost: the Smithfield Foundation announced a $200,000 donation.
Partner Profile: BRI Taps NC State Talent and Technology
Globally recognized BioResource International translates academic research into a growing agricultural biotechnology business – and partnerships with NC State and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have played a role.