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Aug 27, 2010

‘Unleash Your Potential’ at CALS Career Expo

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual CALS Career Expo, "Unleash Your Potential," on Thursday, Oct. 28! 

Aug 19, 2010

CALS alumna receives Walter B. Jones Sr. Memorial Award for coastal work

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate Robin Worrell Wienke is one of four North Carolinians who has received the Walter B. Jones Sr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Studies. She was honored by the NOAA for current and expected roles in coastal or ocean management activities. 

Aug 12, 2010

Helping veterinarians match medical excellence with business excellence

Where can veterinarians go when they need help in realizing their practices’ full business potential? The answer is Synergy Veterinary Consulting, a company founded two years ago in Tampa, Fla., by Jeff Barnes, a 1999 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Barnes, who holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and extension education,… 

Aug 12, 2010

‘Scientists in the Classroom’ brings science to elementary school

Third-graders at West Smithfield Elementary School were all abuzz recently over the opportunity to take their classroom outdoors to study plants, insects and soils. And N.C. Cooperative Extension agent Amie Newsome dressed in a bee costume was the center of attention, as she shared information about insects with the eager students. Newsome and four other… 

Aug 12, 2010

Agriculture teacher Jodi Riedel named N.C. Environmental Educator of the Year

Jodi Riedel, a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna and Wakefield High School agriculture and horticulture teacher, has received North Carolina’s highest honor for environmental education, the Environmental Educator of the Year Award bestowed by the N.C. Wildlife Federation. Riedel will be honored at the 47th annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet at a… 

Aug 12, 2010

A Family Affair: How a young couple’s bequests create a legacy of giving for their children

It’s never too early to plan for the future, says Rachel Monteverdi. At 41, she already has amassed a lifetime of experience in public service, and she wants that legacy to thrive long after she’s gone. Monteverdi, a Cooperative Extension agent in Warren County, and her husband, Dr. Bob Monteverdi, recently created their will, establishing… 

Aug 1, 2010

Carter named South Atlantic Area Scientist of the Year

Dr. Thomas E. “Tommy” Carter is this year’s South Atlantic Area (SAA) Senior Research Scientist of the Year for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Carter is a research geneticist and plant breeder in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Jul 20, 2010

300 hands join together to renovate school barn

In 1946 the people of a Climax pulled together to put up a cattle barn on J.D. Cheek’s farm. And pull together they did again 64 years later when, on a bright April weekend, scores of them gathered to spiff up the barn and make it part of Providence Grove High School’s agricultural education program. 

Jul 14, 2010

AgBiz Planner program helps farmers learn how to grow their business

A group of young, small, beginning and minority farmers from throughout the state have successfully completed a new AgBiz Planner program. 

Jul 14, 2010

Gamma Sigma Delta honors exceptional leadership and service to agriculture

On April 22, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta (GSD), the Honor Society of Agriculture, honored new inductees and recognized alumni and faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for distinguished service and leadership.