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Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Harward Sisters, business owners and two CALS grads

Sep 13, 2018

Sister Act

The five Harward sisters run their growing independent beef operation from their family farm in western North Carolina, led by eldest sisters (and CALS grads) Brooke and Catherine. 

CALS grad Katelyn Thomas Bayer CropScience

Sep 13, 2018

“What Can I Do To Be Marketable?”: Bayer CropScience’s Katelyn Thomas

One year after she graduated from CALS, Katelyn Thomas has already earned her first promotion at Bayer CropScience – and she has some advice for undergraduates. 

New CALS Entrepreneurship series of classes

Apr 12, 2018

Real-World Problems, Meet Your Solutions: CALS’ New Entrepreneurship Series

Aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs now have three new CALS courses focused on bringing ideas from concept to commercialization. A serial agribusiness developer wanted to know whether an oyster farm on a North Carolina island could be profitable. A local nursery sought suggestions for marketing plants online. They came to CALS for insight: Students in a new… 

Mr. Guido van der Hoeven at a desk in the Capitol.

Nov 19, 2017

Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform

Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist. 

CALS student Mike Jones standing on a staircase

Nov 14, 2017

Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology

The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology. 

CALS Magazine Four new department heads

Oct 25, 2017

CALS Behind-The-Scenes: Visionary Leadership

We write a lot about our great faculty and students here at CALS — but out of the public eye, our staff and administration grow talent and opportunities on campus and across the state. Here’s a glimpse into the strategic thinking of our four new department heads and their grand vision for what's next. 

CALS Magazine Feifei Liang

Oct 25, 2017

Helping Health: Feifei Liang

CALS Ph.D. candidate Feifei Liang is figuring out how to help you make healthier choices by studying one simple variable: nutrition labels. 

Oct 25, 2017

The Dean’s Round Table: Facing The Future

CALS Dean Richard Linton gathers a panel of experts on industry, public policy, food processing, farming and more to discuss and debate what may lie ahead for North Carolina and for CALS itself. 

CALS Alum Leigh Hammond

Aug 25, 2017

AgPack Strong: Leigh Hammond, The Quadruple Threat

CALS alum Leigh Hammond earned degrees from NC State, taught here and is now a benefactor to those following in his footsteps. 

STEAM grad Katelyn Thomas

Jul 5, 2017

STEAM-ing Ahead: Program’s First Class Graduates

In May, Katelyn Thomas proudly donned Wolfpack-red cap and gown as one of the first graduates of the STEAM Program, CALS’ unique invitation-only pathway for students from rural areas.