Feb 21, 2024
Alumna Ondulla Toomer has made a career of solving scientific problems and in so doing hopes to encourage other women and people of color to do the same.
Feb 13, 2024
Doctoral candidate Christopher Gillespie is dedicated to finding solutions that create stronger, more racially equitable food systems.
Jun 7, 2023
Black farmers like Temika Parker find that building social support networks is critical to circumventing systemic inequities in the farming industry and improving their mental health.
Mar 8, 2023
Nannette Smith was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. from NC State in 1973. What happened before and after she earned her doctorate in plant pathology? We caught up with her to find out.
Feb 21, 2023
Deidra Craig, CALS’ distance education coordinator, is passionate about sharing knowledge through online learning programs and social media.
Feb 15, 2023
On this episode of Farms, Food and You, Doris and Donald Kidd — some of the few producers of elephant garlic in the state — share what it means to be a niche farmer and how the Black Farmers Market helped them expand their scope.
Feb 14, 2023
As the first Black male to serve as a family and consumer sciences Extension agent in Union County, Marcus McFarland is teaching people to honor their culture as they build healthy habits.
Feb 1, 2023
As a North Carolina FFA State Officer, Javian McMillan inspires other students to trust their instincts and follow their dreams. It’s advice the Goodnight Scholar, animal science major and aspiring veterinarian takes to heart.
Nov 7, 2022
Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population.
Jun 1, 2022
Dannica Wall never imagined she’d make history one day. But the NC State University graduate student and staff member is on track to do just that when she becomes the first Black female at NC State to earn a Ph.D. in poultry science.