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agroecology

Charlotte Yancey smiles with her new class ring.

May 2, 2023

Agroecology Graduate Looks Forward to Applying Her Degree

A specialized degree in agroecology brought Charlotte Yancey to NC State. Small classes, helpful professors and leadership opportunities prepared her for the professional opportunities ahead. 

Three students surrounded by vegetables

Aug 24, 2021

Agroecology Club Works With Education Farm to Navigate COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm, where members of the Agroecology Club spend time volunteering and learning, completely shut down, leaving members to decide on a new way to keep the club connected. 

Apr 6, 2020

Shroeder-Moreno Wins Faculty Sustainability Award

Agroecology professor Michelle Shroeder-Moreno was named one of the 2020 NC State Sustainability Award winners. 

Students in the distance on a farm

Feb 7, 2020

Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest

The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit trees. 

Woman receiving an award

Jan 4, 2020

Agroecology Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences congratulates Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, for receiving the USDA National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences. 

Two women discussing a plan for seedlings.

Aug 20, 2018

CALS’ Newest Major: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

The start of a new academic year brings a new multidisciplinary major, the bachelor of science in agroecology and sustainable food systems, to CALS. 

CALS Agroecology student Eliza Hardy

May 29, 2018

The One Who (Almost) Got Away

Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated. 

Student farmers in field

Apr 1, 2016

Student farmers turn dining hall into classroom

NC State’s award-winning Agroecology Education Farm gives students practical experience – and an abundance of produce to the dining services system. 

Sep 1, 2015

College Profile: Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

Hands-on experiences for students and a new major to attract more of them into agriculture are among benefits of Michelle Schroeder-Moreno’s agroecology program. 

Jun 5, 2015

CALS student heads to El Salvador

Helping poor farmers in Latin America develop effective soil management strategies is the goal of CALS crop science student Angel Cruz, who will be working this summer, courtesy of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Borlaug Fellowship, in El Salvador.