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Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

The 2021 NC FFA state officers smiling and wearing blue corduroy jackets.

Jun 22, 2022

How FFA Prepares Students to Be Ag Leaders

Whether it’s competing in competitions or engaging with top agriculture businesses, students in FFA are set up for success in the agricultural industry. 

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Jun 3, 2022

4-H Camps Give Youth Meaningful Experiences

David J. Herpy, a North Carolina 4-H camping specialist, discusses the positive impact 4-H camps can have on youth. 

Selma Jana Hunter wearing her NC State graduation regalia

May 11, 2022

Jana Hunter: Meet One of Raleigh’s Rising Middle School Agriculture Teachers

Starting in July, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate Jana Hunter will teach two agriculture courses and start the FFA program at the school. 

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Apr 20, 2022

Four Helpful Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Up to 40% of the food grown, prepared or sold in the United States is wasted. 

raw chicken thighs on a cutting board

Apr 6, 2022

In Food Safety Study, 25% of Participants Contaminated Salad with Raw Chicken

The study highlights the importance of hand-washing and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen. 

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Mar 14, 2022

Staying Power

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences grad student Raina Perez transferred to NC State in 2020 and then decided to stick around for one more year. 

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!” 

Alisa Andrews visits Bodie lighthouse on the Thomas Jefferson Scholars retreat.

Jan 27, 2022

Jefferson Scholar Alisa Andrews Is Making Sustainable Differences

Alisa Andrews is using her two degrees to make a difference in her local community by focusing on sustainability and agriculture. 

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Jan 20, 2022

Travis Park: Inspiring the Agriculture Teachers of Tomorrow

NC State professor Travis Park discusses his passion for agricultural education and what it means to inspire the next generation of teachers. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Dec 30, 2021

Kylie Rymanowicz Applies Knowledge and Skills to Support Families

Kylie Rymanowicz worked with families in a variety of contexts throughout her career, and found that graduate studies in family life education at NC State was the perfect complement to her work.