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Pam Marrone alongside Dean Richard Linton as she receives her Distinguished Alumna award in 2021

Jan 14, 2022

Sustainable Ag Leader Names Test Plot in Support of N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The success of Distinguished CALS Alumna Pam Marrone’s biopesticides depended heavily on test plots. Now she’s naming a test plot in her family’s honor to support the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

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Dec 30, 2021

Nicholas Moravick: ‘Forever Thankful’ for Research Experience, Mentorship

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, alumnus Nicholas Moravick graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology. Now, he works at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. 

a young man wearing a white lab coat in a plant research lab with

Dec 20, 2021

The Horticultural Hats of Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, now the lead scientist with Ag Eye Technologies, wore many hats during his time as a graduate student with the Department of Horticultural Science, including growing and sharing Lupin the corpse flower. 

Lendy Johnson with her son and CALS Dean Richard Linton

Nov 5, 2021

Lendy Johnson: Focusing on North Carolina Agriculture Advocacy

Agriculture runs deep in Lendy Johnson’s blood. Her experiences over the years have only increased her appreciation for an industry that she now advocates for on a daily basis. 

A young man holding a glass award, standing with three other people

Oct 29, 2021

JT Pope: Keeping Hens Healthy

A career in the poultry industry was meant to be for JT Pope. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus and current nutritionist with the House of Raeford says it all started when he was 13 years old. 

Oct 20, 2021

The Anatomy of a Giant Pumpkin

Brandon Huber, NC State alumnus, and Ricardo Hernandez, associate professor, share some of the science behind growing giant pumpkins that are displayed each year at the North Carolina State Fair. 

Two NC State students on a sweet potato farm

Oct 20, 2021

A Passion for Plants and a Desire to Help Farmers

An early passion for plants set the stage for Andrew Scruggs' career. The CALS alumnus and Bayer Crop Science employee works to test crop varieties and bring the best to farmers across the Carolinas and Tennessee. 

John Jeffreys holding a hole flag at Pinehurst's course No. 2

Oct 4, 2021

Mastering The Business of Golf Course Agronomics

NC State alumnus John Jeffreys of Pinehurst No.2 reveals what golf course superintendents do and the path turfgrass students can follow for success. 

CALS alumni award recipients

Sep 29, 2021

2021 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its alumni award winners for 2021. Find out how they’re making an impact. 

Alyssa Degreenia

Sep 29, 2021

CALS Alumna Named New Assistant Director of Ag Institute

In her role as the assistant director for the Ag Institute, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Alyssa Degreenia will focus on growing the internship program for AGI and CALS students. She will also focus on AGI student recruitment and retention.