Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

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.

Oct 18, 2017

CALS Student Helps “Lil’ Aggies” Make Big Splash at State Fair

Sophomore ag education major Rachel Brown is already living her dream, teaching nine students the ins and outs of animal agriculture and showing them the ropes at the N.C. State Fair.

Sep 7, 2017

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A new study from NC State and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet.

Aug 17, 2017

CALS Alumna Starts Family Education Consulting Business

Stephanie Jones, the first NC State graduate student to earn a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, has accomplished multiple personal and career goals since graduating in 2007.