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Jul 30, 2019

“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.

Jul 10, 2019

Grad Pursues the Art and Science of Horticulture

For alumna Brittany Bell, horticulture science has been a fulfilling way to marry a love of art and science.

Jun 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Aug 15, 2018  |  CALS Events

It’s (Almost) Tailgate Time!

Join us for CALS Tailgate --  the college's largest alumni event -- before the Wolfpack takes on Georgia State on Saturday, Sept. 8. In a family-friendly atmosphere, CALS Tailgate highlights the people, programs and partners that make the college great.

Jul 24, 2018

The Long Run

CALS alumnus Robert Moore will face mountains and the summer heat to run the equivalent of six marathons in six days. His goal: raising awareness of multiple sclerosis, a disease he’s dealt with since he was a student at NC State 10 years ago.

Apr 19, 2018

AgPack Strong: The Conservation Evangelist

A botany and zoology class in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave Dale Threatt-Taylor an understanding of and passion for conservation. Now, she's a national leader in the field.

Mar 1, 2018

New Ag Ed Scholarship Honors Retired Teacher

A new scholarship offered by CALS’ Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences will help juniors and seniors who want to be agricultural teachers but face financial or other obstacles.

Dec 29, 2017

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.

Aug 15, 2017

At 100, Retired Prof Recalls Postwar Campus

In the boom years after World War II, Emmett Dillard joined thousands of veterans crowding NC State to earn their college degrees. The one-time mayor of Trailwood and longtime professor of animal science turns 100 this week.

Jun 2, 2017

Alumna Makes Big Impact Behind the Scenes Through Coaching

From playground safety to the dangers of radon, alumna Bria Sledge is dedicated to helping families and communities understand the issues that could affect their welfare.