Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

Aug 21, 2018

“Realization of a Dream”: NC FFA Center Breaks Ground on New Dormitory

On an early August afternoon along the banks of White Lake in Bladen County, North Carolina, state FFA leaders, youth, educators and corporate supporters gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new female dormitory at the NC FFA Center.

Jul 10, 2018

Student Spotlight: Researching Autism and Grief

Temple Grandin's recent lecture at NC State not only relates to Danielle Pennington's personal life, but also informs her research at NC State, which is focused on autism and grief. We spoke with this AHS student about her goals, autism and Grandin’s visit.

Jun 13, 2018

CALS Alumna Credits Online Program for Career Preparedness, Success

NC State alumna Rasha El-Beshti works as a program evaluator in the research and evaluation division for Contracting Resources Group Inc. El-Beshti credits much of her success to NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences online Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program.

May 4, 2018

Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling

Outstanding CALS grad Abby Whitaker was confident four years ago that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever.

Mar 1, 2018

New Ag Ed Scholarship Honors Retired Teacher

A new scholarship offered by CALS’ Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences will help juniors and seniors who want to be agricultural teachers but face financial or other obstacles.

Jan 22, 2018

AgPack Strong: When a Detour from ‘Plan A’ Leads to a Dream Job

Jackie Knowles entered NC State as a veterinary bioscience major, having served a number of years in the Army. But then, just before her junior year, she found her calling and decided to change course.

Dec 11, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester

After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students.

Dec 8, 2017

Applying Research to Practice: Helping Families and Communities

The term “learning” took on a whole new meaning for NC State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumna Jamie Alexander once she started pursuing her master’s degree online at NC State.

Dec 7, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Amber Page Emerson

As she approaches graduation from the Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences program, Amber Emerson hopes to start a career working with young children and their families.

Nov 28, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski

As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics.