Generational Generosity Supports Agribusiness Breakthroughs
Growing up in Rocky Mount, Bill Culpepper planned to go back home after graduation, but the Vietnam War and his introduction to agribusiness changed his plans and his life. Now, he and his family -- three generations Wolfpack strong -- are making a significant gift to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to support future agribusiness breakthroughs.
Linton Accepts Nomination to FDA Science Board
CALS’ dean to serve on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s science board, a committee that counsels the FDA commissioner on complex technical and scientific issues.
Answering the call
The formula of progress through partnership is a hallmark of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as it responds to the needs of North Carolina and its citizens. In this issue of Perspectives we show how we answer the call of our stakeholders and clientele, moving from need to fulfillment through collaboration and innovation.
Steve Troxler, Wanda Collins honored as CALS Distinguished Alumni
Also receiving awards on this Friday night before CALS Tailgate and Ag Day weekend were 12 Outstanding Alumni and seven Outstanding Young Alumni.
WNR Professors honored
Seven CALS faculty members joined the ranks of colleagues who have earned the named professorship, established 65 years ago by William Neal Reynolds, the longtime president and board chair of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Linton named to US-Israel ag research and development fund board
Dr. Richard H. Linton, dean of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was recently named to serve on the board of directors of the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund.
Joint venture: Troxler and Linton partner to teach agribusiness course
The course is an example of the innovative approach that CALS uses to prepare the next generation workforce for agribusiness in North Carolina and beyond.
N.C. Food Manufacturing Task Force takes shape
Seated around a large table anchored by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, members of the state's new Food Manufacturing Task Force convened for the first time on June 18. The task force, created by executive order this spring, is made up of 30 representatives of all aspects of food manufacturing, from farming to transportation to economic development.
Dean Linton to chair N.C. Food Manufacturing Task Force
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory, along with N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Steve Troxler, today will announce the creation of the North Carolina Food Manufacturing Task Force. The announcement will take place Thursday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at the Gov. James G. Martin Building on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Media are invited to attend.
CALS Proud initiative kicks off with staff workshop
Have you ever run a marathon? Do you like spicy food? Can you name all the members of the Beatles? These questions, among many others that reverberated throughout a crowded room in the Witherspoon Student Center, helped break the ice – and set the tone – for the college’s inaugural “CALS Proud” staff workshop.