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Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

FFA students sitting during a session at annual convention in N.C.

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. 

strawberries in a bowl

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. 

Portrait of state FFA officers

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. 

Woman at computer screen

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. 

CALS alumna Bria Sledge

Jun 2, 2017

Alumna Makes Big Impact Behind the Scenes Through Coaching

From playground safety to the dangers of radon, alumna Bria Sledge is dedicated to helping families and communities understand the issues that could affect their welfare. 

kitchen pots

Mar 29, 2017

Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice On Food Safety

A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about food safety, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science. 

Shahnee Haire

Feb 20, 2017

Student Spotlight: Serving Local Communities in Big Ways

Graduate certificate program student Shahnee Haire serves local communities through her work as a regional public health educator and founder of a youth development organization. 

Vivian Howard delivering the Cofer Lecture in December 2016

Jan 9, 2017

Vivian Howard’s Words Resonate, Celebrate

During her Dec. 15 Eloise Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community, Howard shared stories of growing up in Deep Run, N.C., and how proud she is to be from Eastern North Carolina. 

CALS grad Shonette Lewis

Dec 6, 2016

AgPack Strong: Passionate about Helping People

Shonette Lewis earned her master’s degree in family life and youth development and embarked on a career dedicated to helping children and families. 

Image of turkey with stuffing

Dec 1, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Extension specialist Ben Chapman offers food safety tips to help ensure that foodborne illness isn't on your holiday menu this season.