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Mar 17, 2011

Louws to direct Center for Integrated Pest Management

Dr. Frank Louws has been named director of N.C. State University's Center for Integrated Pest Management. Louws is a professor of plant pathology and has been a faculty member at N.C. State since 1996. He earned a doctorate from Michigan State University, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada. 

Mar 11, 2011

Sea Change

When asked how N.C. State University has made a difference to his family business over the years, Wanchese Fish Co.’s Sam Daniels answers quickly and definitively: “N.C. State has put us on the map globally,” he says. “It’s pretty much changed our company, to get away from the fresh fish business our father started in the 1930s to become an international, value-added company.” 

Mar 3, 2011

CALS program helps food entrepreneurs get off to a safe and profitable start

When Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr lost their stockbroker jobs during the recent recession and decided to turn Fulton’s grandmother’s pickle recipes into a business venture, one of their first stops was with N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Entrepreneur Assistance Program. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs get off the ground and produce food safely and profitably. 

Feb 24, 2011

Safrit receives Meritorious Service Award

The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) has honored Dr. R. Dale Safrit of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, N.C. State University. 

Feb 23, 2011

Atchley awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

One of the the most prestigious awards granted by the governor of North Carolina, the order is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. 

Feb 19, 2011

Sullivan, Threadgill are AAAS Fellows

Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Feb 17, 2011

Stewart accepted for the A-P-L-U national Food Systems Leadership Institute

The FSLI enhances personal and professional development by emphasizing leadership competencies, skills for organizational change and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems. 

Feb 17, 2011

Feed quality assurance is topic of online publication

A new online guide describes how to make quality assurance part of your mill by assembling a QA team, defining standard operating procedures and establishing critical control points. 

Feb 16, 2011

New position with N.C. MarketReady will support farm businesses

N.C. MarketReady, based at the N.C. Research Campus, has created a farm and agribusiness management position to develop and sustain programs that help N.C. agricultural producers explore efficient economic options and optimize profits for their farming operations. 

Feb 14, 2011

NSF grant funds Phytotron renovation

The N.C. State University Phytotron, a collection of climate-controlled chambers that allows scientists to control the conditions under which plants are grown, is about to get a major renovation.