High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr
Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.
Horticulture’s Renaissance Man: Nicholas Basinger
Nicholas Tuschak Basinger had his heart set on becoming a physical therapist – until a long hike on the Appalachian Trail turned him in a new direction.
Ivy’s League: Teaching Love Of The Natural World – Online
Award-winning horticulture educator Lee Ivy dreams up creative ways for tech tools to maximize learning – but his most important teaching trick is decidedly low-tech.
Helping Hidden Hunger: Student Researcher Bonny Oloka
In his own words, Horticultural Science's Bonny Oloka explains how he hopes his sweet potato research will impact hunger in his native Uganda.
Extending Health Across The State
A grant from NC State Extension’s new Health Matters program allowed two Halifax County churches to build a community garden that now provides produce to over 350 families. It was one of 60 wide-ranging projects by four Health Matters associates and their 110 community partners last year to increase access to healthy food and physical activity.
Nourishing Bees: Marisol Mata
Growing up on a honey farm in Argentina, Marisol Mata always knew she wanted to make a positive impact. Now, she studies the nutrition content of popular plants for pollinator gardens to make sure native bees eat well. She also checks how climate change could affect nutrition in the future.
Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey
Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible. Her goal? A farm of her own.
JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year
Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.
Mr. Sweet Potato’s Legacy
North Carolina’s sweet potato growers are building an endowment at NC State to ensure that a most successful university-industry partnership endures. It honors Henry M. Covington, a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships spurred the industry's growth.
Saving Lives Through Horticulture
Julia Kornegay's resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives.