“Mr. Christmas” is N.C. Farmer of the Year: CALS’ Own Johnny Wishon
In the mountains near Sparta, they call him “Mr. Christmas,” but these days, NC State alum and Christmas-tree farmer Johnny Wishon is known as North Carolina’s 2019 Farmer of the Year.
Burgers Done Right
Plan on firing up the grill for Independence Day? If you'll be making hamburgers, check out our food safety pointers first.
Could The Stanley Cup Spread Disease?
Since the Stanley Cup was first awarded to hockey champions in 1893, one of its many traditions is for members of the winning team to drink from the Cup. For CALS food safety experts, that raises the question: could the Stanley Cup spread disease?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.