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Black History Month

Male student leaning on fence in field

Apr 14, 2022

AGI Student Max Jeffers Forges His Pathway at CALS

Max Jeffers, a Durham, North Carolina, native with deep roots in the Pearsontown neighborhood, is earning an associate's degree in general agriculture through AGI. 

geri bushel smiling and wearing an apron

Feb 23, 2022

I AM CALS: Geri Bushel Makes an Impact in CALS and Beyond

Ask anyone in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences about executive assistant Geri Bushel, and you’ll hear a resounding “We couldn’t do it without her!” 

Imani Madison

Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State's Imani Madison is making a difference. 

A young black woman holding a baby chick

Jul 19, 2021

Hatching a Future

For Ebony Harris, NC State was the only school for her. Now she's making a name for herself in the poultry industry at Perdue. 

Jamora Hamilton

Jun 11, 2021

A Curious Mind for Bugs

Jamora Hamilton enjoys learning about bugs. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna shares how her love for these tiny creatures began and why she almost gave it up. 

Tsharre Sanders

Apr 26, 2021

Tsharre Sanders: Keeping the Faith

Tsharre Sanders’ passion for making sure Christian LGBTQ youth maintain their faith stems from her own personal story. Upon graduating this spring, the CALS graduate student will attend divinity school in Georgia. 

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Apr 1, 2021

I AM CALS: Dalton Dockery

Southeast District Extension Director Dalton Dockery has dedicated his career to making connections to those he serves. The CALS alumnus also works to address racial and political division. 

Kamal Bell at his farm in Orange County, North Carolina

Apr 1, 2021

Regaining What’s Been Lost

At Sankofa Farms, doctoral student Kamal Bell looks to agriculture and to the past to break down educational barriers for young African American men. 

a husband and wife work in their greenhouse

Nov 1, 2020

Doris and Donald Kidd Develop Niche Markets

Turning to farming in retirement, Doris and Donald Kidd decided to grow elephant garlic, a specialty crop buyers are willing to pay more for. 

James Lamb in a red shirt working on a pig farm

Nov 1, 2020

Farmer of the Year James Lamb Innovates in Two Roles

North Carolina’s 2020 Farmer of the Year James Lamb, an alumnus of NC State, is an environmental specialist with Prestage Farms.