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Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

Clay Beasley on a tractor in a field

Aug 16, 2023

An Extension Education

Wilson County was agricultural education major Clay Beasley's classroom this summer as he learned about NC State Extension’s vital role in supporting farmers. 

Recipes set up in the Dinah E. Gore Kitchen at NC State

Aug 15, 2023

Cooking with a Passion for Nutrition

This summer, CALS nutrition science student Tiffany Williams is creating recipe videos for a statewide culinary nutrition education program for young adults. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower with the sun peeking through the trees

Jul 26, 2023

Coming Full Circle

For Raleigh ag teacher Susan Jones, a spring start at NC State led to a master's thesis topic and a successful career. 

Abby Pleasant holding sunflowers in her graduation gown on a tractor

Jul 19, 2023

Sunflower Season

Graduate student Abby Pleasant is studying organic black oilseed sunflowers, which researchers believe could be a promising — and profitable — crop for North Carolina farmers. 

the North Carolina FFA state officers

Jun 21, 2023

North Carolina FFA President Finds Home at NC State

As Sydney Loflin reflects on her year as state FFA president, she’s eager to continue exploring her interest in agricultural communications in CALS. 

Amber Davis holding a pig

Jun 20, 2023

4-H and FFA Frame a Life of Agricultural Education

Teaching children and adults to care for animals and grow crops provided an avenue to one woman’s dream job. 

Young woman smiling

Jun 7, 2023

Black Farmers Address Mental Health and Find Strength in Community

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. 

Jason Bullock's headshot

May 3, 2023

Ag Teacher Earns Third NC State Degree

Doctoral graduate Jason Bullock combines his dedication to agricultural education, FFA and inclusivity to create a welcoming community for students. 

Katie Sanders headshot in front of bricks

Apr 19, 2023

Food Systems Communicator Coming to NC State

Katie Sanders, new assistant professor of agricultural communication, is excited to begin interdisciplinary work with students, stakeholders and extension agents. 

Maru Gonzalez taking a picture in front a brick wall

Mar 29, 2023

Building Belonging

Maru Gonzalez, an assistant professor and youth development specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, has dedicated her career to creating affirming and welcoming spaces for and with young people.