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.
Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration.
Grad addresses farm-to-fork challenges at PepsiCo
A mentor once told Gabe Gusmini, “You and I have the same problem: We see something broken, we’ve got to fix it.” And fix things, Gusmini does. A plant breeder by training, the CALS alumnus is a PepsiCo junior executive and research-and-development director.
CALS profs named NC State Innovators of the Year
Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professors have won NC State University's 2015 Innovator of the Year Award. Drs. Sylvia Blankenship and Todd Klaenhammer were recognized by university Chancellor Randy Woodson during the Office of Technology Transfer's 26th Celebration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship earlier this month.
All-America Selections Breeders Cup Award presented to Dr. Randy Gardner
Gardner is a renowned tomato breeder, with more than 32 years’ experience at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River.