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Sep 26, 2022

$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

NC State researchers were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite using seaweed and wood waste. 

Hops, specifically the cones, in Western North Carolina

Aug 25, 2022

NC State Hops Breeding Research Receives NCDA&CS Backing

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is providing grant funding to the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop new hops varieties for the state’s booming craft beer industry. 

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Aug 10, 2022

$1M NSF Grant Awarded to Help Better Predict Emerging Plant Disease Pandemics

NC State researchers plan to use real-time analytics through sensor technology, data mining, remote sensing and modeling to better monitor and predict plant diseases. 

tomatoes in a basket

Aug 9, 2022

Impacting Global Food Security Through Improved Tomato Varieties

As the second most consumed vegetable in the United States and the top-produced vegetable in the world, tomatoes are essential when feeding growing populations. Meet Reza Shekasteband, an NC State researcher who is developing improved crop varieties. 

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Apr 9, 2021

Grants Support Farm Innovation

For family farmers wanting to increase their profits and sustain their farms, an NC State Extension grant gives them a boost. 

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Feb 14, 2020

Partner Profile: NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

For nearly 20 years, the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has been a staple in advancing agriculture in North Carolina—and an important partner of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Farmer in overalls and cap discussing his poinsettias

Apr 13, 2018

Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners

North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies. 

May 26, 2017

$1 Million NSF Grant Launches Unique Master’s Program at NC State

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable the college to create a new interdisciplinary master’s program for students from underrepresented groups. 

Ignazio Carbone

Oct 16, 2016

NC State, UNC Collaborate on Microbiome Project

With a new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University are working together to better understand how communities of microbes influence disease transmission. 

Close-up of a stink bug.

Sep 15, 2016

Project Promises New, Sustainable Tools for Fight Against Stink Bug

U.S. specialty crop growers will benefit from a new $3.7 million grant won by NC State University to find sustainable control options for the invasive brown marmorated stink bug.