academic programs

Jul 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Jul 10, 2019

Grad Pursues the Art and Science of Horticulture

For alumna Brittany Bell, horticulture science has been a fulfilling way to marry a love of art and science.

Aug 14, 2018

Student Spotlight: Committed to Managing Natural Resources

Travel that took her to national parks and forests in the western United States spurred Laura Villegas Ortiz to learn more about environmental policy. As an NC State graduate student, she’s gaining an interdisciplinary education as she works to better understand the impact that environmental legislation can have on communities.

Apr 25, 2018

Student Spotlight: For Abel Walker, Sustainability is Key to Living Well

Plant biology student Abel Walker looks outside his comfort zone as he prepares for life beyond his December 2018 graduation.

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.

Apr 4, 2018

Cross Talk

NC State's Master of Microbial Biotechnology prepares students to work at the intersection of science, technology and business.

Mar 5, 2018

Collins Wins Prestigious Watauga Medal

When North Carolina agricultural leaders talk about Watauga Medal Winner William K. Collins Sr., the accolades flow.

Feb 27, 2018

Faculty Focus: Gunter Gears Up for Yet Another Challenge

Chris Gunter talks about his unique role as an extension vegetable production specialist, researcher, teacher and, soon, administrator with NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science.

Jan 22, 2018

FFAR Awards $2.7 Million to Create Fellowship Program to Foster Next Gen Agricultural Scientists

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will collaborate with industry leaders and universities to provide interdisciplinary training for graduate students. An NC State University team, led by CALS' John Dole, will manage the program.

Nov 28, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski

As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics.