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A dog and its trainers looking for truffles outside

Nov 16, 2022

This Truffle’s No Trifle

Man's best friend helps unearth a potentially lucrative crop in western North Carolina. NC State Extension's Katie Learn talks about these rare delicacies and what Extension is doing to help truffle growers. 

Shweta Trivedi CALS Rhino Study Abroad Vet School

Jun 10, 2019

Rhinos On The Resume: International Experience Bolsters Future Plans

When wildlife conservation students step off the plane into South Africa, they walk into long days, hard work – and a pre-veterinary experience like no other. 

NC State CALS Professor Bob Patterson 50 years

Oct 15, 2018

I Am CALS: Bob Patterson’s 50 Years On Campus (And Counting)

He's legendary for toting corn stalks around campus – and for being one of the most effective, caring and helpful faculty members in CALS. Since beloved professor Bob Patterson began teaching in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in 1968, he has trusted to three principles as his guides: empathy, gratitude and trust. 

CALS grad Kelly Blanton

Sep 13, 2018

Transforming Tragedy Into Triumph

When a high school rodeo accident left her paralyzed from the neck down, Animal Science’s Kelly Blanton was still determined to attend her dream college – but broadened her focus to help others. By combining her love of animals with her passion for the counseling that shone through her dark time, Kelly is now a dual-disciplinary powerhouse. 

The Harward Sisters, business owners and two CALS grads

Sep 13, 2018

Sister Act

The five Harward sisters run their growing independent beef operation from their family farm in western North Carolina, led by eldest sisters (and CALS grads) Brooke and Catherine. 

Sharp Farms' Sweet Potato Pork Sausage CALS

Sep 13, 2018

The Business Of Sausage

Two North Carolina farmers wanted to merge two of their biggest commodities into a unique new product – and a food science class transformed into a team of entrepreneurs. 

CALS grad Katelyn Thomas Bayer CropScience

Sep 13, 2018

“What Can I Do To Be Marketable?”: Bayer CropScience’s Katelyn Thomas

One year after she graduated from CALS, Katelyn Thomas has already earned her first promotion at Bayer CropScience – and she has some advice for undergraduates. 

4H Victoria Robie

Sep 13, 2018

4-H Helps Teen Grow A Business – And A Career

At 19, Victoria Robie is now jthe sole proprietor of Outer Banks Kettle Corn – thanks in part to skills she learned in 4H. 

CALS student researcher Maura Cuebas

Sep 13, 2018

Student Researcher Seeks Cleaner Biofuels

A CALS lab has found a few bacteria that may hold potential for turning plant matter into fuel – and doctoral student Mara Cuebas-Irizarry is taking the research further. 

Two people standing on the steps of Patterson Hall, shaking hands and passing a check.

Sep 13, 2018

RTP Called, CALS Answered

Two years ago, word reached CALS that companies in Research Triangle Park needed more employees trained in government agriculture and science regulation. Now, CALS is moving closer to its next goal: a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture, part of the college’s Plant Sciences Initiative.