Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

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.

Aug 16, 2017

The Power of FFA

North Carolina FFA has shaped the lives of young people in our state for decades. Check out our video for a glimpse of the annual FFA Convention -- and to hear from students about why this beloved organization means so much to them.

Jun 29, 2017

Healthy Eating Campaign Targets Mothers of Young Children

A new social marketing campaign launched by NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program encourages mothers to model healthy eating for their young children.

Jun 19, 2017

State Officers Reflect on Leadership, Legacy and Their ‘FFA Family’

Six CALS students will retire this week from what they describe as the rewarding, exhausting and ultimately life-changing experience of being a North Carolina FFA officer.

Jun 9, 2017

Small Changes Yield Big Results

Real-time, online weight management program addresses what’s arguably the biggest public health issue today: overweight and obesity.