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Chavonda Jacobs Young speaking at the Plant Sciences Building dedication ceremony

Dec 16, 2022

In Service to Science

From a top post at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, alumna Chavonda Jacobs-Young oversees research that shapes how food is grown. Meet this fall's commencement speaker. 

A Balck man standing in a field holding cotton

Oct 12, 2021

5th Generation Cotton Farmer Honored by NC State Park Scholars

Julius Tillery is a longtime advocate for rural communities and Black farmers in North Carolina. The Black Cotton founder is the recipient of this year’s William C. Friday Award. 

Corn frames a grain silo on the farm.

Mar 16, 2021

Preserving the Future

Carroll McLawhorn, a 1964 graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute, hopes to preserve the future of agriculture by giving back to a program that gave him so much. 

Sep 15, 2020

CALS Tailgate at Home

Join alumni, family and friends on October 17, 2020 for the 29th Annual CALS Tailgate At Home.  The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate has a proud tradition of… 

An Indian woman holding three packages of gummies

Sep 3, 2020

CALS Alumna Works To Prevent Food Waste

As a production and quality manager at Ripe Revival, CALS alumna Trisha Bhatia’s mission is to reduce as much food waste as possible. 

An older couple posing together for a photograph

May 20, 2020

Delighting Plant Lovers With Unique Blooms

Tony Avent is passionate about conserving plants. He also enjoys sharing his unique blooms with others through his business, Plant Delights. 

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Apr 28, 2020

Longtime 4-H Friend and Author Wins Again

Longtime 4-H friend and supporter James W. Clark Jr. was recently named winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s prestigious John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. 

Young woman smiling

Jan 23, 2020

Alumna Shares Journey to Landing Dream Job

Poultry science alum Caitlin Rivord talks about her work experiences and what she recommends for current students. 

Two men and one woman standing in front of a staircase.

Dec 22, 2019

Six Decades of Dedication: Zack Ladd

Loyal. Faithful. Gregarious. Those are just a few words to describe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus Zack Ladd (B.S. ’58) and the three generations of his family that attended and supported NC State. 

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Sep 12, 2018

CALS Celebrates Outstanding Alumni

Alan Ayers and Tony Avent were honored as the 2018 CALS Distinguished Alumni, along with 13 Outstanding Alumni and 12 Outstanding Young Alumni.