Leadership and adventure were part of the package for two outstanding Agricultural Institute students who’ll be graduating soon.
NASA Internship For AGI Student (And Aspiring Astronaut) Lane Diesa
NC State Agricultural Institute student Lane Diesa has her sights set on the sky: Through a NASA internship, she had the chance to work on projects with the potential to change life outside of our own planet.
Student Spotlight: AGI Entrepreneur Andrew Emanuels
Andrew Emanuels got his first job cutting grass at age 8. By the time he was a high school senior, he was managing 32 landscaping accounts and two crews. Today, Andrew studies agribusiness in the NC State Agricultural Institute and serves as a U.S. Coast Guard reservist.
AgPack Strong: A Family Affair
Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do.
Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program
A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.
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.
AgPack Strong: Steve Valencsin Helps Farmers Put Data, Tech to Work
An agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.
AGI Alum Is International Award-Winning Ice Sculptor
Landscape architect turned self-taught ice sculptor Todd Dawson has won international awards for his designs — and it all started at CALS.
Not Your Ordinary Summer Internships
Whether on Capitol Hill or at the North Carolina General Assembly, three exceptional CALS students had once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
AgPack Strong: On the Path to Success
As he pursues his bachelor's degree in horticultural science at NC State, Ag Institute grad Donavan Battle says collaboration, communication and hard work are key to success.