Dedicated to Agricultural Education and Wolfpack Traditions
Mary Kate Morgan, a senior in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, is one of this year’s Mathews Medal recipients.
“Mr. Christmas” is N.C. Farmer of the Year: CALS’ Own Johnny Wishon
In the mountains near Sparta, they call him “Mr. Christmas,” but these days, NC State alum and Christmas-tree farmer Johnny Wishon is known as North Carolina’s 2019 Farmer of the Year.
Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester
After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students.
New simulator brings farm experience to urban areas
The NC Cooperative Extension's new 19-foot Agri-Pride Simulator is a choose-your-own-adventure video experience as a farmer harvesting your fields. The idea behind the mobile unit is to re-connect North Carolina’s increasingly urban public with farm life.
Business and Busy-ness
Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire call their family farm near Brevard “Busy Bee” – and what a fitting name it is. The two keep bees and raise cattle, turkeys and forage crops, all the while holding busy off-farm careers in agriculture. He’s a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who teaches high school agriculture, and she’s the new dairy economist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State.
Wolfpack Roundup is a springtime success story
The live auction is run entirely by CALS livestock merchandizing students, who prepare the animals, collect information for the catalog, create advertisements and work with prospective buyers.
Farm Animal Days again reigns in popularity
Farm Animal Days, held annually at the Beef Unit at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory, has become a must-see attraction for area school children.
Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”
The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.
The Dairy Education Unit prepares tomorrow’s dairy leaders in a real-world environment.
Second annual Wolfpack Roundup auction exceeds success of inaugural year
The livestock merchandising class gives students the opportunity to learn about and handle livestock and gain hands-on experience planning for, promoting and conducting a livestock auction.