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Agricultural and Extension Education

Young men digging and filling a wheelbarrow

Dec 22, 2020

Giving Back: Kamal Bell and Sankofa Farms

Kamal Bell isn’t your stereotypical North Carolina farmer, and his Orange County farm isn’t your everyday farm. There, he’s not just farming, he’s also teaching — and doing both in ways aimed at raising the quality of life for people in his nearby hometown of Durham. 

Tiayonna Liska standing in her home garden holding a basket

Oct 12, 2020

‘The Best Decision’

Experiences at NC State lead CALS alumna Tiayonna Liska on an unlikely path to educational entrepreneurship. 

Rachel Brown face-to-face with one of her sheep.

May 14, 2020

There’s No Stopping Rachel Brown

Throughout her time at NC State, recent graduate Brown has been contributed eagerly and often to the college community and to the growth of school students. Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could slow her momentum. 

NC State CALS grad Jackie Knowles

Jan 22, 2018

AgPack Strong: When a Detour from ‘Plan A’ Leads to a Dream Job

Jackie Knowles entered NC State as a veterinary bioscience major, having served a number of years in the Army. But then, just before her junior year, she found her calling and decided to change course. 

MaryBeth Tyndall, 4H and Poultry Science freshman

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. 

Jul 21, 2017

Princess? Ballerina? Not A Chance.

Since she was a child, Erin Stewart has dreamed of a career in agriculture. Now a junior agriculture education major in CALS, she's taking advantage of every opportunity to turn that dream into reality. 

CALS faculty Joy Marshall leads a class teaching future ag professors to teach diverse learners.

May 12, 2017

Learning To Teach, Teaching To Learn

Joy Morgan’s Teaching Diverse Learners class develops creativity and flexibility in future ag educators who must accommodate students with a variety of needs in a single classroom. 

BBQ Campers in Schaub Hall's meat science laboratory.

Jun 20, 2016

Putting the Science in Low and Slow

NC State University's BBQ Camp takes participants back to school as they study the science behind the art that is barbecue. The two-day seminar was the first public offering of a university-level, science-based class of its type in the Southeast. 

Brandon Glover with Clydesdales

Nov 2, 2015

Giant opportunity

Each year during the Super Bowl, the competition on the field is matched closely by the competition among advertisers to create the most original and impressive commercials. And usually the most heart-warming (or tear-inducing) are those commercials featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. Last summer, NC State University student Bradley Glover essentially got to inhabit that soft-glow pastoral world of the gentle giants in the ads. 

Aug 10, 2015

Among friends

It’s time well-spent when CALS agricultural education students teach diverse groups and learn valuable lessons in a service-learning course.