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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Randy Canady, Founder and CEO of Atticus

Dec 3, 2021

Forever Forward

Leading entrepreneur and NC State alum Randy Canady was born to move forward. True to form, he is helping advance the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Ph.D. student Shana McDowell

Nov 14, 2021

Exploring New Avenues

Shana McDowell was using data science to fight COVID-19 and HIV. Now she’s fighting hunger and food waste as a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Ag Data Science certificate program. 

Craig Yencho gives a presentation at a recent field day

Oct 29, 2021

Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop

The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it. 

Steve Lommel in a university laboratory

Jan 5, 2021

One-on-One With N.C. Agricultural Research Service Director Steve Lommel

When it comes to NC State University’s impact on agriculture, NCARS' discoveries lead to the way. Director Steve Lommel provides an update. 

Wolf icons on a glass window

Feb 11, 2020

New Chair Unites CALS, PCOM on the International Stage

A generous gift from three-time NC State alumnus and former chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. James “Jim” W. Owens will advance cross-college collaboration and the university’s international reputation. 

A young couple on a farm with a miniature cow and sheep.

Feb 10, 2020

First Came Friendship, Then Came Love

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni Taylor and Harrison Jenkins don’t recall their actual first date - they just remember always being together. 

Man at podium with banners behind him that say "Extraordinary Leadership" and "Extraordinary Purpose"

Dec 9, 2019

Larry Wooten: An Extraordinary Leader

CALS alumnus Larry Wooten wraps up his career at the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s helm but promises he’ll continue to be involved in advocacy. 

Mar 1, 2016

Hands on meets high tech at Small Farms Conference

When Louisburg sweet potato farmer Jason Brown was starting out in agriculture, he often turned to YouTube videos to learn the latest techniques. At Saturday's Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference, organized by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the Franklin County Small Farm Association, Brown was able to connect with experts in person. 

Feb 5, 2015

Collins, Talley honored as 2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni

NC State University graduates William K. Collins and Windell L. Talley were named the 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni at the CALS Alumni Awards Reception and Ceremony, Sept. 5. 

Aug 6, 2012

Accessible to all

Vision and tenacity marked the efforts of those who laid the groundwork for the founding of N.C. State and its missions of teaching, research and extension.