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Student listens to a classmate's presentation in Dr. Paul Mozdziak's Scott Hall lab.

Aug 20, 2019

7 Things You Need to Know to be a Successful CALS Student

Classes have started, and you’re officially a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student. Here are a few tips to help you rock your first year in CALS. 

Dec 17, 2018

First Day of Spring 2019 Classes

Monday, January 7 will be the first day of Spring 2019 classes. 

Aerial view of the biotech center

Aug 27, 2018

NC Biotech: A Crown Jewel for CALS Students

The NC Biotechnology Center helps agricultural and life sciences businesses in North Carolina grow -- and it’s a tremendous resource for CALS students. 

Cow and researcher in a pasture with grass and trees.

May 16, 2018

Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits

How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? NC State's Miguel Castillo is finding answers. 

Farmer standing beside a popcorn cleaning machine.

Jan 31, 2018

AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies

Johnston County farmer Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years, with help from NC State Extension, the NC State Agricultural Institute grad added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn. 

Melissa Tinling stands in the pollinator garden, holding her blueprint of the garden design.

Nov 3, 2016

Student Creates Campus Pollinator Garden

Thanks to a partnership between a CALS graduate student and NC State University’s Grounds Management department, a large pollinator-friendly garden is both managing stormwater and providing habitat on Centennial Campus. 

JC Raulston Arboretum seal by the Ruby McSwain building.

Oct 4, 2016

Raulston Inducted into Raleigh Hall of Fame

The late J.C. Raulston, who founded the university arboretum bearing his name, was among eight individuals recently inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame. 

NC State corpse flower in bloom

Sep 28, 2016

Plant Puts Up a Big Stink at NC State University

NC State's corpse flower recently bloomed, sending out not just a big flower – one of the largest in the plant kingdom – but a big stink as well. 

Charles Wagner walking along a mountainside

Aug 9, 2016

Student Spotlight: Wagner Helps Validate Traditional Plant-Based Medicines

Undergraduate research can take students to some interesting places. Recent Plant Biology graduate Charles Wagner (BS ’16) knows that well. Wagner spent most of the summer of 2015 on the Isle of Arran in southwest Scotland as an intern with two master herbalists from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine. 

Jan 9, 2015

Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.