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Nov 9, 2020

Helping Turfgrass Managers on the Route to Field Recovery

March’s COVID-19 shutdown caught everyone off guard. There was little time to prepare for closings and no one knew how long they would last. Many turfgrass managers and municipal employees were suddenly told to go home. 

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Oct 23, 2020

Making Virtual Class Work

Thanks to wise planning and a hefty dose of creativity, Crop and Soil Sciences instructors are taking remote-learning students outside the classroom and even a bit further this year. 

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Aug 5, 2020

Working Toward a More Equitable Food System

For Shorlette Ammons and others who are part of the Committee on Racial Equity, a better understanding of race and racialization in our past and present food system is key to an equitable future. 

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Jul 22, 2020

Curious, Creative, Connected, Caring

Throughout his NC State career, engineer Mike Boyette has used these four Cs as a guide for transforming North Carolina agriculture and cultivating a cadre of alumni committed to making a difference. 

bed bugs

Jul 15, 2020

Bed Bugs Modify Microbiome of Homes They Infest

Bed bugs aren’t just an annoying, blood-feeding pest. They also seem to change the bacterial community in the homes they infest. 

Poison ivy growing up a brick wall

Jul 6, 2020

Leaves of Three, Let It Be: How to Identify Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak and sumac are itchy summer staples in North Carolina. Matt Jones, horticulture expert with N.C. Cooperative Extension helps us identify poisonous plants. 

3-D printed mask

Jun 10, 2020

CALS Employees Step Up to Help Colleagues Feel Safe

Home delivery of handcrafted hand sanitizer. A patiently 3D-printed mask. Two ways CALS people show they care about co-workers. 

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May 26, 2020

‘Still Growing’ Connects Consumers with Local NC Farmers

Lee County Extension has teamed up with two CALS students to better connect farmers with consumers to provide them with fresh, local food. 

May 5, 2020

NC State Pioneer Rhonda Sutton: Serving, Advocating, Leading

Rhonda Sutton was an early leader of the Women’s Center who contributed to the center’s current strengths in advocacy, programming and support for survivors. 

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Apr 14, 2020

From Student to Staff: Lisa O’Quinn Knows the Pack Inside and Out

What's it like to start a new job during a pandemic? Lisa O'Quinn, new CEU Research Technician with the Prestage Department of Poultry Science shares her unique perspective.